We have been using JSF/Ajax since last couple of years. What I wanted to find out from the user community in this group is ,
- how is JSF, Ajax combination being adopted in the industry?
- What do experts see as the growth for JSF?
- Are organizations spending time/money in training their in-house resources?
I have no hard numbers on JSF, but it's my platform of choice for most Java webapps and has been for several years. Local shops tend to lag on technology, but it seems pretty well-established here in town now, and it took them FOREVER to move from Struts. Then again, it took them forever to move TO Struts. I live here because I like it here, not because we're bleeding-edge.
Don't get me started on training. HR typically DEMANDs that all candidates come with 20 years JSF experience using RichFaces 3.2, 9 years experience with Oracle 11i, work 60+ hours a week for a salary rate of Rs. 37/week and double up as DBA and sysadmin. Training expenses? HA! You're supposed to "hit the ground running".
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.