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

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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.

Using RichFaces book

As my publisher (Apress) is still working on creating a web site for my book, here is a quick overview of that’s going to be in the book.

The official book title is Using RichFaces. The book is a compact guide that covers all the most important components, features and concepts in order to for someone new to RichFaces to quickly start developing with RichFaces. At the same time, someone who has been using RichFaces for sometime will find lots of new useful information as well. The goal of the book is not to replace the developers guide but to serve as a compact guide to RichFaces. There are over 80 RichFaces components today while some have over 50 different attributes. It’s simply not possible to cover all of them in a book and I doubt you would want me to do that.

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. Skinability (themes)

The goods new is that the book has listed on Amazon.com with the publish date of September 7th. I’m hoping it will be published a week earlier just in time for JSFOne conference where I’m speaking.

JBoss RichFaces book update

I’m done with all the chapters for the book. The book is currently being reviewed and edited. I said the book will be available in May, but I underestimated the amount of work and time it takes to write a book – being my first book, I’m sure it’s a rookie mistake. People who published books before probably understand this. At this point, I hoping the book will be published early July. The title of the book is JBoss RichFaces and will be published by APRESS (by their firstPress partner). Once I have an actual publish date, I will post it on my blog.