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JSF Back Button woes - Solution

In many cases when using JSF, you’ll notice that the back button does not behave as expected. This is due to the fact that the state is saved on the server, and when you use the back button, the server still thinks you are on a different page. Adding the following will save the state […]

JSF Spring Integration

JSF and Spring are two excellent tools for J2EE development. Getting them to work together, however, can be a bit of fun. A cool library for integrating the two has been made available, however, and makes this task a fairly trivial one.
Simply download it here: JSF Spring Library.
Then in your web.xml, add the following:
[code lang=”java”]






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Tiles + JSF issues

A lot of people (including myself) have run into some minor issues integrating Struts and JSF. The biggest issue is when you mix JSF tags and plain old HTML. Your JSF tags get rendered before everything else, which, needless to say, is not a terribly good thing. The good news is, this is fairly easy […]


ICEfaces is a set of AJAX components for JSF. As of this writing, they are currently in Alpha. In testing, I found it to be quite good. I haven’t been able to test it in a production environment yet, due to its early state, but I imagine I will be using it in the future.
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