Home > Java > Sun Open-Sources JavaServer Faces Sun Open-Sources JavaServer Faces Submitted by kaiwai 2005-09-02 Java 9 Comments Sun Microsystems has quietly open-sourced its web user interface building tool: JavaServer Faces 1.2. Sun released the source code last week under the company’s CDDL. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 9 Comments 2005-09-02 3:09 pm another well deserved boost, JSF is hard to grasp in the beginning but one of the most powerful development frameworks for server side user interfaces in existence. 2005-09-02 8:02 pm So far, I haven’t found any good books on JSF. The JSF book from O’Reilly is a big disappointment. Sun’s documentation is average at best. Do other readers have any recommendations? 2005-09-02 7:57 pm JSF is certainly a powerful framework. However, for simple web sites Hamlets might be a better choice: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/wa-hamlets/ http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/wa-dw-wa-hamletprg-i.html 2005-09-03 12:56 pm And hamlets have been submited under which JSR number? Its not even officaly available for download from the IBM alphaworks site, and who knows what license they will put it under this week, or maybe they will ask the community to develop it and then steal the code like they do with open office. When IBM start opensourcing their middleware tier I might consider using an alpha technology from them. Until then I would prefer to not start using something that they may license in so bizarre way in the future to force me to use their professional services drones. 2005-09-02 8:25 pm Kito D. Man Java Server Faces in Action from Manning Although it is not the easiest one, but definitely the definitive guide, which shows almost every aspect of the framework, and with over thousand pages definitive one of the biggest books regarding JSF. (The extension chapters which are the last 400 are pdf only) 2005-09-03 2:10 am > Sun’s documentation is average at best. Yeah. I’ve never liked their official docs. Though, their API javadocs have always been good. 2005-09-03 4:59 pm I wonder when people are going to clue in about IBM’s open source strategy – encourage everyone else to do the work, keep your own stuff proprietary, take credit for everything and sell it all as your own. Great strategy. At least Sun gives their code to the community. IBM has given jack squat. Let’s see, AIX? Nope. WebSphere? Nope. DB2? Nope. Domino? Nope. Rational? Nope. vs. Solaris, OpenOffice, JSF, NetBeans, Looking Glass, Gnome… 2005-09-03 6:46 pm http://opensymphony.com/webwork/ 2005-09-03 8:33 pm You must be an idiot if you attack IBM for it’s lack of open source contributions. You are extremely uninformed, bud.