Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oracle JDeveloper as JSF Editor

After trying out various IDEs for editing Java Server Faces (JSF) files, I have finally settled on Oracle's JDeveloper as the best tool for the purpose. I had assumed that JDeveloper would insist on using ADF, but found to my pleasant surprise that it also allows you to design standard JSF pages in a visual manner. Unlike Sun Java Studio Creator which creates its own backing bean class, JDeveloper gives you full control, and lets you decide whether you want all/some/none of your UI components to be in your backing bean

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