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G4jsf - Integrating GWT and JSF

| by Scott Delap Follow 0 Followers on Aug 31, 2006. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |
JavaServer Faces provides a general framework for web applications. Google's GWT toolkit also provides structure for web applications on both the client and server tiers. A new article on TheServerSide highlighting the G4jsf project shows how the technologies can be complementary instead of competitive.

While both of these technologies are incredibly beneficial on their own, they also both complement each other extremely well. GWT is server-side-agnostic, while JSF's component-based architecture can easily accommodate any approach for rendering components. In this article, we will discuss (primarily by using a step-by-step example) a new integration library for facilitating the combination of these two complementary technologies.
G4jsf is a spin off of the Ajax4jsf project which seeks to add Ajax functionality to JSF applications without writing Javascript. Leveraging the UI benefits of GWT along with the structured server framework of JSF may prove a valuable accelerator for web application developers.

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URL correction by Sergey Smirnov

There is a wrong URL mentioned in the text. The right ones are:

Ajax4jsf Home page: ajax4jsf.dev.java.net/
G4jsf Subproject Home page: ajax4jsf.dev.java.net/nonav/ajax/gwt/gwt-cdk.html
The list of available examples: ajax4jsf.dev.java.net/nonav/ajax/gwt/gwt-cdk.ht...

Re: URL correction by Scott Delap

Fixed. Thank you for the examples link.

Seperate tag libs for core and html by karan malhi

This is really cool. This is exactly what I was looking for. In fact I was planning to write something on my own to integrate GWT with JSF for my project. It would be nice if this project would separate the html and non-html tag libraries. Right now all the tags are bundled into one tag library. I am also wondering if this project is planning to expose an API for writing custom AJAX-enabled JSF components.

We were looking for ways to integrate JSF and GWT by Rick Hightower

We were looking for ways to integrate JSF and GWT. I am very thankful that this came out when it did.

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