An article I wrote for Oracle’s Technology Network is now available online. The article provides some general advice on web application interface development and describes how you can use generic attributes and a PhaseListener to customize the standard JSF error messages in a very flexible way.
ONJava.com has published excerpts from Chapter 8 of my JavaServer Faces book as a two-part article. Part 1 describes the basic mechanisms and Part 2 shows how to apply them for the sample application.
My latest article, Improving JSF by Dumping JSP, is now published on the ONJava.com site. It describes the problems with the JSF/JSP mix and shows how to elimiate them by using a custom JSF presentation layer. You’re welcome to download the example application to study it in more detail
A new version (1.0.2) of the JavaServer Faces examples is now available. It contains a fix for a bug in the BarRenderer and a couple of improvements for the XMLViewHandler. See the release notes in the examples ZIP file for details.
The JSF 1.1 specification was released last week, correcting a number of clear errors and clarifying a few underspecified areas. I anticipated most of these changes when I wrote the JavaServer Faces book, so it already covers most of the changes. For details, see this FAQ entry