3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2003 1:38 PM by Viet

    perfect application for JSF

    Ivar Vasara Newbie

      I'm working on a J2EE CMS system/portal with similar overlap in functionality to p*nuke. We've been using tags to generate components & struts for application flow management etc, but it seems that Java Server Faces is the perfect technology match for this kind of modular app. Since we're basically starting from scratch it's a lot easier to select a new (correct) tool.

      for more info and early access release:
      http://java.sun.com/j2ee/javaserverfaces/

        • 1. 3762763
          Viet Master

          we're not using JSF or any framework so far.
          we keep postnuke concepts based around : blocks and themes.

          in addition JSF is not final and has been often critisized.

          julien

          • 2. Re: perfect application for JSF
            Ivar Vasara Newbie

            > we're not using JSF or any framework so far.
            > we keep postnuke concepts based around : blocks and
            > themes.

            JSF provides that functionality , only much more powerfully. Check out the spec - it's a nice separation of UI functionality & style.. you can create custom renderers to implement skinnability, not to mention render your components to other markup languages..

            > in addition JSF is not final and has been often
            > critisized.

            JSF isn't final, true, but that won't be long, and there are already implementations available (the EA version from Sun and a new alpha LGPL implementation at http://sourceforge.net/projects/myfaces/ )

            JBoss has often been criticized, as has j2ee.. what specific issues do you have with JSF ?

            This might prove an interesting test of the modularity aspects then, since I might create my own set of modules using JSF on top of nuke for Jboss.. :)

            • 3. 3843926
              Viet Master

              in fact each module is responsible to do things
              like he wants.

              module invocation are made through an url lile
              index.html?module=nmodulename&op=opname&......

              nukes routes that invocation to the target module,
              which does what he wants.

              on top of that we don't need JSF since perimeter is clearly defined. But if JSF is not too much tied to servlet it would be possible to have modules that use JSF.

              julien