JSF First impressions
I am using NetBeans and I tried to do some JSF - just simply designing a web form with some default data in dropdown boxes, some list and a button. - Just playing around a little doing my first steps.
Then I saw some extra nice objects like table or calendar (Woodstock or Standard).
I faced several strange behaviour with missing elements on reload in browser, items missing from combobox, Combobox being in the upper left corner instead of where I have positioned it, annoying very little font for multiline text edit box and so on.
I tried with Tomcat as well as using Glassfish with similar experiences, so I do not really trust this framework.
Others with similar experience?
I use JSF a lot and I recommend the framework.
I usually use the MyFaces Tomahawk implementation.
Thanks for the recommendation. In the meantime I have continuously tried JSF in several variants (different widgetset, using tomcat instead of glassfish, ...).
I have faced several different issues and after upgrading to latest patches of components distributed with/to NetBeans 6.5 it seems to work now (as far as I can judge it from the current point of view).
I am currently on:
Product Version: NetBeans IDE 6.5 (Build 200811100001)
Java: 1.6.0_10; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 11.0-b15
System: Windows 2003 version 5.2 running on x86; Cp1252; de_DE (nb)
I never use Netbeans, always Eclipse
I have found two links
Getting started with Netbeans and MyFaces - Myfaces Wiki
Building MyFaces in your IDE - Myfaces Wiki
What I can see from this is that integration with NetBeans is not so seemless as with other components. What I would especially like to see is WYSIWYG design as GUI design is always one of the tasks that takes a lot of time.