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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for the serious JSF developer
I'm writing this review partially in response to "Hardback nutter"'s one
star review. I note that the aforementioned critic has written 7 reviews on
Amazon, 5 of which are one star, a statistic which speaks for itself.

I've been working with this book since early this year and it's helped me
develop a good standard of expertise with JSF 2 now...
Published on 29 Sep 2010 by B. Healey

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3.0 out of 5 stars The examples and explanations help but it was the cause of as much confusion as it was the solution
The example site helped, the initial contextual information was good.
It helped orientate first-time users (like me).

But the complexity of the framework requires more and smaller learning/practice tasks and some of the explanations caused confusion.
Published 16 months ago by gareth cairns


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for the serious JSF developer, 29 Sep 2010
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B. Healey "Oversteer" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: JavaServer Faces 2.0, The Complete Reference (Paperback)
I'm writing this review partially in response to "Hardback nutter"'s one
star review. I note that the aforementioned critic has written 7 reviews on
Amazon, 5 of which are one star, a statistic which speaks for itself.

I've been working with this book since early this year and it's helped me
develop a good standard of expertise with JSF 2 now. The book it subtitled
"The Complete Reference" and unsurprisingly it is more of a reference than
a getting started guide. There's just about everything in there and it's
only after six months that I'm really making use of some of the more
advanced features.

I'd love to see the authors tackling a serious AJAX sample application in
a future edition. I'd love to see some best practice guidelines on how to
structure a complex AJAX page, when to execute= and render=, how to get
errors in the right place at the right time, how to clear them etc...

As it stands though this is essential reading for anyone serious about JSF
development and it has been money well spent in my opinion.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The examples and explanations help but it was the cause of as much confusion as it was the solution, 26 April 2013
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The example site helped, the initial contextual information was good.
It helped orientate first-time users (like me).

But the complexity of the framework requires more and smaller learning/practice tasks and some of the explanations caused confusion.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book, 29 May 2010
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This book surely is very good for all levels of programmers. Either experienced or not you will be able to find out the new features of JSF 2.0 provided also that at the moment it may be the only book covering this subject in detail.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money, 11 Jun 2010
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I bought this mainly because of Ed's name on the cover. The book turned out to be a complete waste of money.

Every chapter/section contains the words "we'll tell you in the next chapter/section".. so perhaps reading it from back to front might have made more sense.

The last 3th of the book contains a reference that most books from the 1990 had when there was no internet to lookup dry tables/api's.

Badly written, badly structured. If you are looking for JSF information, then look elsewhere !
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