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Hi all,

I was hoping to get some pointers on the relative pro's and cons of JSF vs ASP.net 2.0. Does anyone have any strong feelings on things that JSF does better and vice versa? Is there something that one does that the other simply omits? Is one easier to work with than the other?

Many thanks for any advice you can offer

Simon
16 years ago
JSF
Hi all,

I was hoping someone would be kind enough to answer the following question for me?

Which Java IDEs offer visual web page design capabilities comparable to that of Visual Studio 2005?

Also, would it be fair to say that JSF is similar to ASP.net in that it allows you to drop highlevel components (such as a datagrid) onto a web page and have the framework generate all the necessary html elements (such as tds and trs etc)? Also, does JSF offer a similar sort of serverside event model as available in ASP.net 2. By that I mean, when you click a button on a web page, you can have it fire an event on the server and you can code the event to carry out business operations?

Thanks to anyone who can advise

Kindest Regards

Simon
16 years ago
JSF
OK Thanks for that guys

Simon
Hi all,

I�m hoping that some of you clever chaps could offer me some advice on code reuse.

You see, whenever I make applications, I typically only find very limited scope for code reuse. I also only find limited use for inheritance. For example, the various types of users that my system might have to deal with.

I�m wondering if anyone could give me some tips on how to identify areas of my design that could be reusable, where I can use inheritance and where to use interfaces. I�ve read all the books that talk about why these things are important but very few of them show you how to do it in the real world.

If anyone could point me to some online resources on this then that would be great. I could also do with a couple of books on how to spot reusable aspects of my designs and so on.

Any help would be great

Thanks all

Simon
OK,
Thanks for that
Simon
Whato chaps,
I work (or am hoping to work! for a company that specialises in the following:
- Localisation of media - including software, manuals, literature and training material.
- Creating training material themselves in many langauges built to order.
The main thing I'm thinking about for the company is maybe a sort of content management system whereby they can provide a system that allows customers to organise their training material and even make new material on the fly. Thats just one area.
On the whole, I am wondering if anyone has any ideas about how xml, xsl and all the rest of the new data technologies could be used in a company that specialises in translation of all sorts of material but especially, training material, marketing material and business presentations
Any help would be really really greatfully received
Thanks everyone
Simon
Hi there everyone,
Am I right in thinking that you have to use XML:FO in order to make PDF files out of xml files? If this is the case then can someone explain why you have to use this other technology instead of just using XSL.
For making HTML pages, I just use XSL, after all, it has been touted as the solution to all our presentation woes. But if this is the case, why then does pdf require this other technology, and what exactly does it do?
I havent been able to get a useful answer to this simple question yet.
I'm really hoping someone can help
Many thanks
Kind Regards
Simon
Hi Mary,
A couple of thoughts and questions:
I'm guessing this would be to easy but have you gone to View->Encoding in IE and changed the encoding that IE is using to display your info.
You see, the fact that IE is making your text look all buggered, says to me that the data that you are presenting to IE is in a format that IE isn't expecting nor understands. This could be really good news, because it sounds like you are storing and processing your data appropriately right up to the point that IE displays it. IE could be the problem - Use the View->Encoding options to tell it how to interpret what you are giving it?
Simon
What a funny bloke!
Given that we know that he got this idea by thinking about how he could rip off a porn site, should we really help?
I'm all for helping in the search for knowledge, but in this instance, there is a reasonable chance that our hacker is actually a cracker. Don't you think?
Come on Ivan. If you own up now you won't get in trouble. Did you want to see the kinky ladies. Its ok, we're not angry at you, but you really shouldnt steal....

Keep it real (or something)
Simon
18 years ago
Thanks Daryll,
I think I'll look into a couple of free or budget commercial one then
Do you know if these components are just like, slotted into the html. The other important thing is how you interact with them. I'm no Javascript guru - do you think this is how most are interacted with
Thanks for your help
Simon
18 years ago
JSP
I'm looking for a component that is similar to the one that is used by microsoft on msdn and is available to those developing using asp.net.
I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction. Would such a component be a browser technology, or would it be supplied by whatever language you are developing ineg asp.net
Thanks
Simon
18 years ago
JSP
Thats hard to say. Just make sure you know how the whole jsp process works.
For example, make sure you understand multithreading on the server as well as the servlet and jsp lifecycle
If you don't know about these subjects then you shouldnt be going for an interview!
Good luck
Simon
18 years ago
JSP
Mary,
I'm afraid I don't have enough time to solve your problem for you, but I can definately provide you with some directions to go in.
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/guide/intl/
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Intl/
These two areas will provide you with a lot of information. Now, there will be some superfluous information in there but just search for the stuff on character encoding and you'll be fine.
One other thing. I think UTF 8 is the defail western encoding, which is exactly what you don't need. I'm not sure but it might be. Also, I think even though you may be using unicode, somewhere along the line, maybe in the browser or in javamail, only a certain number of character get sent. Its a fairly confusing area but I'm sure what you are asking is perfectly do-able and won't be to hard once you actually find whatyou need.
Post back if you need any more help and let me know if you hit the jackpot
Simon
Hi Stan
Thank for your suggestions on xslt. Thats helpful.
Here's the thing that I'm stuck on though -
The company i work for is rather small and has no dedicated it staff. They want a multilingual content management system for two reasons:
1. To show that they can localise a website (they are in that business and want to show off)
2. The want several people to be able to update the website.
The thing is, I'm not convinced that they need one. You see, the site is very small and doesnt really change much. XSLT would be to complicated for them. For example, what would they do if they wanted to make a small change to the layout of the site? They would have to go through the xslt doc and make the change.
I understand that xml may be useful in certain ways but I'm really not too sure what to tell my boss. Can anyone think of a sort of compromise?
I'm very confused
Thanks everyone
Simon