Practical RichFaces book – free PDF copy

Practical RichFaces is getting very close to being published, and as I promised, I’ll be giving a free PDF copy one last time. Send me an email (max at exadel dot com) if you want to receive one. You will need to click on Purchase As Ebook on and then enter the code.

Update: if you won the book, I will get back to you in a few days. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard from me.

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Practical RichFaces book – more free copies

As promised, I’m giving away more PDF copies of my book Practical RichFaces (Apress). I haven’t’ decided how many to give out yet, so start sending emails to get the code to download the book (max at exadel dot com).

Update (11AM EDT, Oct 3, 2008): I gave away all codes. I will have one more give away sometime in October.

Practical RichFaces book (and free copies)


Practical RichFaces book (ebook version) is now available for download. Get it here. I will give a code to get the book for free to the first three people that email me (max at company I work for dot com).

Update (Sept 12, 2008): all free books were handed out. I’ll give out more copies later.

JSFOne, Fiji, Practical Richfaces book

I’m at JSFOne in Vienna, VA. I have three sessions, one each day:

  • JBoss RichFaces
  • Rich Internet Applications tools: JSF/RichFaces, Flex, and JavaFX
  • Using JSF and Flex component together

Conference schedule.

We also just released a new component library called Fiji. Fiji is a JSF component library (based on RichFaces) that allows to use JSF and Flex components together where the Flex component are bound to standard JSF managed beans. More info.

Fiji Demo.

Finally, the ebook version of my book, “Practical RichFaces” should be up tonight (most chapters) that you can purchase. While it’s not the final publication, you will receive all updates and new chapters as they are being published. If you are at JSFOne, come and talk to me, I will be handing out a few codes to get the book for free.

Practical RichFaces book


One more update on the book. Since I last blogged about the book, some changes happened. Originally the book was supposed to be available early September as firstPress book. Because I ended up with way more pages than a firstPress book can have (I guess it’s good), the book was “upgraded” to a standard Apress book. What this means is that a hard cover version will be published closer to December. Also, the name of the book has changed from Using RichFaces to Practical RichFaces. Now, the good news is that an ebook version will be available September 7th (still tentative, I might be a few days off). Basically this is a pre-production version of the book. Any one who purchases the ebook will get all the updates as they are being published. So, at the end, you still get a full book, just in PDF format.

Table of Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting started with RichFaces
  3. RichFaces basic concepts
  4. More a4j: tags, concepts and features
  5. Input components
  6. Output components
  7. Data iteration components
  8. Selection components
  9. Menu components
  10. Tree and scrollable table components
  11. Skinnability (themes)

I’m going to JSFOne next week. I’m going to have a number of codes with me that will let you download the ebook for free. If you are the conference, come and talk to me, and I should be able to give you one.