Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book Review: Mastering JavaServer Faces 2.2

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Java EE 7 is the latest version of the Java Enterprise platform. Lots of new features and three objectives: Developer productivity, HTML5 and Enterprise Demands.

In this post, I'll be reviewing the book "Mastering JavaServer Faces 2.2" written by Anghel Leonard and published by PACKT. As many others Packt titles, the chapters are easy to read, they follow a tutorial approach and a summary at the end.

I think this book is good for new and experienced Java EE developers. If you are a beginner, this book will teach you what you need to know about JSF to start your next project.
On the other hand, if you are an experienced Java EE developer you will find this book very easy to read. Just focus on the new features of the specification and you'll get updated to the latest version of JSF in a fast paced.

What I liked about the book:

  • Easy to read.
  • As an experienced Java EE developer it was easy to focus just on the new features.
  • Sample code is available to be downloaded from Packt's website and it is well organized, so I can download exactly the code of the chapter I'm reading.
  • Teaches you both: Annotations and XML configurations. You never know when you need to open those legacy XML files...
  • Chapter 7 (JSF and AJAX) and Chapter 8 (JSF and HTML5) are the ones I liked the most since these topics are a must in today's web applications.

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