Java Server Faces( JSF) was released March 2004, under Sun
Microsystems with JSF 1.0 version. Java Server Faces technology establishes the
standard for building server-side user interfaces. It is Java based web
application framework, used to development a web-based user interfaces.
Generally, JSF is a request-driven MVC web framework based on component driven
UI design model, by using XML files called Facelets( term introduce in JSF 2.0
version ) views.
In which the request are processed by the FacesServlet, which
able to loads the appropriate view template, and builds a component tree,
processes events, and renders the response (typically HTML) to the client. While
the state of UI components (and some other objects) is saved at the end of each
request, and also restored upon next creation of that view.
A typical JSF application consist of three important parts
- JavaBeans components for managing application state
- Event-driven development (via listeners as in
traditional GUI development)
- Pages that represent MVC-style views; pages reference
view roots via the JSF component tree.
Versions of JSF technology
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