Java EE 5 Programming with JSF, EJB 3.0, and JPA using JBoss 5.1



This 5 day training course teaches students how to develop Java EE 5 applications using Eclipse for the JBoss Application Server v5.1. This course covers some of the newest technologies of the Java EE 5 platform, including JSF 1.2, EJB 3.0, and JPA. A brief intro to JAX-WS web services is also covered.

After completing this course, the student should be able to:
Develop web based applications using JavaServer Faces
Develop business logic layer using EJB 3.0
Be productive developers in the Eclipse environment
Deploy application code to JBoss Application Server v5.1

Course Outline

1. Java Enterprise Edition (EE) Overview
• Objectives
• Introduction to Java Platform
• Java Community Process (JCP)
• Introduction to Java EE
• Why Move to Java EE
• Java EE - New and Enhanced Features
• Java EE Software Packaging
• Java EE Technologies
• Summary
 

2. Java EE Tools in Eclipse WTP
• Objectives
• Eclipse Platform
• Eclipse Workspace
• Perspectives, Views & Editors
• Basic Operations with Eclipse Views and Perspectives
• The Java Perspective
• The Debug Perspective
• Navigator View
• Package Explorer
• Outline View
• Problems View
• Eclipse Preferences
• Build and Validation
• Code Completion, Templates and Snippets
• Searching
• Configure Compiler Class Path
• JRE Switching
• Eclipse WTP
• Java EE Perspectives
• Project Explorer View
• Servers View
• JPA Tools

 
3. Introduction to JavaServer Faces
• What is JavaServer Faces (JSF)?
• Why Use JSF?
• Nature of a JSF Application
• The Sun Reference Implementation (RI)
• JSF and MVC
• Faces Servlet
• Managed Bean
• The View
• A Simple JSF Application
• The Input Form: form.jsp
• The Result: thanks.jsp
• The Controller: AddressBean
• Page Flow or Navigation Rule
• How Does the Application Work?
• Under the Covers: The Rendered Form HTML
• Under the Covers: The Layout Tree

 
4. Managed Bean
• What is a Managed Bean?
• Why Do You Need Managed Beans?
• Managed Bean As a Controller
• Registering a Managed Bean
• Lifecycle of a Managed Bean
• Initializing a Managed Bean
• What Scope to Use?
• Value Binding
• Property Data Conversion
• Advanced Property Types
• Component Binding
• Other Binding Types
• Basic Input Processing
• Advanced Input Processing
• JSF Expression Language
• Language Basics
• Use of Expression in JSF
• Basic Expression
• Property Access Expression
• Map Access Expression
• Complex Access Expression
• Predefined Objects
• Operators

 
5. User Interface Components
• JSF UI Components
• JSF Component Tag Libraries
• Using the Tag Libraries
• HTML Tag Library
• Identifying Components
• Component Identifier
• Client Identifier
• Form Input Field Names
• Labels and Images
• Create a Form
• Buttons
• Links
• Adding Parameters to Links
• Text Input
• Simple Check Box
• Check Box Group
• Check Box Group Example
• Radio Button
• List Boxes
• Dynamic List Box
• Example
• Another Example
• JSF Core Library
• JSF Core Library - Components
• JSF Component Model
• Base Class Hierarchy
• Useful Base Classes
• Useful HTML Classes

 
6. JSF Event Handling
• Objectives
• Request Processing Phases
• Action Request Processing Phases
• JSF Event & Listener Model
• JSF Event Classes
• Event Classes
• Event Classes: Hierarchy
• Action Event Handling
• Action Event: Example
• Action Listener
• Value Change Event
• Value Change Event Handler
• Listener Classes
• Listener Interfaces
• Listener Classes: Hierarchy
• Action Listener Class
• Value Change Listener Class
• Phase Event Listener
• Request Processing Lifecycle
• Phase Identifiers

 
7. JSF Navigation
• Objectives
• JSF Navigation
• Example Action Listener
• faces-config.xml File
• JSF Navigation
• Navigation Rules: Example
• Choosing Between Redirect & Direct Rendering
• Navigation: Scenarios

 
8. Validation
• Objectives
• Introduction
• Validation
• Standard Validators
• <f:validateLength>
• <f:validateDoubleRange>
• <f:validateLongRange>
• Checking for Required Values
• Showing Validation Error Messages
• Customizing Standard Error Messages
• Standard Validation Error Messages
• Validation Process
• Sequence Diagram
• Bypassing Validation
• Immediate Command Components
• Immediate Input Component
• Accessing User Input
• Immediate Example
• Advanced Field Validation
• Advanced Error Handling

 
9. Advanced GUI Components
• Objectives
• HTML Panel
• Applying Styles
• Grouping Components
• Data Table
• Using a Data Table
• Data Table Model
• Using a Data Table
• Displaying a Header and Footer Row
• Applying Styles
• Adding Links to a Row
• Using Component Binding
• Handling Action
• Using the Data Table Model
• Handling Action

 
10. JSF Techniques
• A Typical Application
• The Create Form
• Create Action Method
• Listing Items
• Editing an Item
• Adding the Edit Link
• The Edit Form
• Update Item
• Things to Keep in Mind

 
11. Introduction to Facelets
• Constructing and Rendering a View (JSP way)
• Facelets
• Getting Facelets
• Using Facelets
• Page Templates
• Define a Page Template
• Define a Template Client
• Summary

 
12. Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) Overview
• Objectives
• Need for EJBs
• Distributed Computing
• Distributed Transaction
• Distributed Security
• What are EJBs?
• Main Characteristics of EJBs
• EJB Remote Method Call
• EJB Architecture Components
• EJB Client
• EJB JAR File
• EJB Container
• EJB Server
• Enterprise JavaBeans
• Session Beans
• Entity Beans
• Java Persistence API - Entities
• Message-Driven Beans (MDBs)
• EJB Specification
• Summary

 
13. Stateless Session Beans
• Objectives
• Session Beans
• Stateless Session Bean
• Stateless Session Bean Pooling
• Stateless Session Bean Examples
• Stateful Session Bean
• Stateful Session Bean Examples
• Annotations
• Stateless Session Bean Components
• Example: Business Interface
• Example: Bean Class
• Alternative Example
• JNDI - Overview
• Example: The Client
• Business Interface Details
• Bean Class Details
• Session Bean Lifecycle
• Stateless Session Bean Lifecycle
• Summary

 
14. Stateful Session Beans
• Objectives
• Stateful Session Bean
• Stateful Session Beans
• Session Bean Lifecycle
• Stateful Session Bean Lifecycle
• Stateful Session Bean Components
• Stateful Session Bean Example
• Stateful Session Bean Client
• Removing the Bean
• Summary

 
15. Entities and Java Persistence API
• Objectives
• Data Persistence
• Java Persistence API
• Entities
• Session Beans Vs Entities
• Entities
• Persisting and Retrieving Data
• Accessing Entities
• EntityManager & Persistence Unit
• Persistence Context
• Entities - Example
• persistence.xml Hibernate Provider
• persistence.xml Open JPA Provider
• persistence.xml - Toplink
• Entity Instance Lifecycle
• Creating EntityManager in Session EJB
• Creating EntityManager in a Plain Java Class
• Working With the EntityManager Interface
• Transaction Basics
• Entity Lifecycle
• When is an Entity Managed or Detached?
• Implementing the CRUD Pattern
• Accessing Entities Using Stateless Session Beans
• Inserting Data
• Retrieving Data
• Updating Data
• Deleting Data
• Merging Entities
• Life-Cycle Callbacks
• Example: Internal callback
• External Callback Class
• Listener Class - Example
• Synchronizing with Databases
• Entity Lookup
• JPAQL (JPA Query Language)
• Summary
16. References and Dependency Injection
• Objectives
• Role of References
• EJB Reference Annotations
• Resource Reference Annotations
• Dependency Injection
• Annotation Injection
• Example: Field Level Injection
• Example: Method Level Injection
• Deployment Descriptor Injection
• Example: Deployment Descriptor Injection
• Class Level References
• Multiple References
• EJB References in Deployment Descriptors
• Resource References in Deployment Descriptors
• Reference Lookup
• EJBContext
• JNDI Lookup with EJBContext
• Overriding Reference Annotations
• Default Reference Name
• Resolving References
• mappedName Attribute
• Overloaded Reference Names
• Reference Best Practices
• Summary

 
17. Java Persistence Query Language (JPA QL)
• Objectives
• JPA Query Language
• Basic JPAQL Syntax
• Simple SELECT Examples
• Example of Using JPAQL
• The SELECT clause
• Reading Data from Code
• The WHERE Clause
• Example Using JPAQL from Session EJB
• Named Query
• Multiple Named Queries
• Bulk Updates
• Bulk Delete
• Running Native SQL Query
• Native SELECT Query
• Native SQL Delete and Insert
• Named Native Query
• Summary

 
18. Entity Relationship
• Objectives
• Relationship Between Entities
• Anatomy of a Relationship
• Foreign Key
• Example Schema
• One-to-One Unidirectional
• Creating Entity Instances
• Traversing the Relationship
• The Cascade Behavior
• One-to-One Bidirectional
• Traversing the Relationship
• One-To-Many and Many-To-One
• Many-to-One Unidirectional
• Creating Entity Instances
• Traversing the Relationship
• Modeling One-to-Many
• Creating Entity Instances
• Traversing the Relationship
• Many-to-Many
• Modeling Many-to-Many
• Creating Entity Instances
• Traversing Relationship
• Unidirectional One-to-Many
• Modeling Unidirectional One-to-Many
• Creating Entity Instances
• Traversing the Relationship
• Relationship in JPA QL
• Fetching Optimizations
• Lazy vs. Eager Initialization
• Lazy Initialization
• Problems with Lazy Initialization
• Fetch Join Query
• Summary

 
19. Entity Inheritance
• Objectives
• Inheritance
• Inheritance Example
• Inheritance and Entities
• Inheritance Strategies
• Inheritance Strategy 1: Single Table Per Class Hierarchy
• Single Table Per Class Hierarchy
• Table Structure: Single Table Per Class Hierarchy
• Pros and Cons
• Strategy 2: Table Per Concrete Class
• Table Per Concrete Class
• Table Per Concrete Class: JBoss Warning
• Table Per Concrete Class
• Table Structure: Table Per Concrete Class
• Table Per Concrete Class: Pros and Cons
• Strategy 3: Joined Subclasses
• Joined Subclasses
• Table Structure: Joined Subclasses
• Joined Subclasses: Pros and Cons
• Which Approach To Use?
• Summary

 
20. Message-Driven Beans
• Objectives
• The Trouble with RMI/IIOP
• Messaging to the Rescue
• Messaging Features
• Message-Oriented Middleware
• Messaging Domains
• Publish/Subscribe
• Point-to-Point
• Java Message Service
• JMS Programming: Overview
• The JMS Interfaces
• Integrating JMS and EJB
• Message-Driven Beans Are Different From Other EJBs
• Message-Driven Beans Cannot Talk to Their Clients
• Message-Driven Beans are Stateless
• Durable Subscription
• Message-Driven Bean Interfaces
• javax.jms.MessageListener
• javax.jms.Message
• Specialized Message Types
• Lifecycle
• Message Driven Bean - Example
• Message Driven Bean - Client Example (JSP)
• Transactions
• Security
• Load Balancing
• Clustering and Topics
• Clustering and Queues
• A Few Tips
• Poison Messages
• How the Programmer Can Avoid Poison Messages
• How the System Administrator Can Avoid Poison Messages
• Building a Response
• Potential Problems
• A Simple Alternative
• Type Checking and Messages
• Testing Message-Driven Beans
• Summary
• References

 
21. JAX-WS Introduction
• Objectives
• JAX Attack
• JAX-WS Origins
• JAX-WS Architecture and Tools
• Providing a Service
• Service Source (Option 1)
• Service-enabling Java
• Service Source (Option 2)
• Calling a Service
• Client Source (Option 1)
• Client Source (Option 2)
• Advanced Features
• Summary

 
Appendix A. JSF, EJB 3 and JPA Integration
• Integrating JSF
• EJB 3
• JPA
• Putting It All Together
• Simple Application
• Code the JPA Entity
• The Managed Bean
• Managed Bean Option 1
• Managed Bean Option 2
• Accessing the Entity Manager
• Local Entity Manager
• Remote Session Bean EM
• Entity As DTO
• Managed Bean Scope
• Summary

Audience

This course is designed for Java programmers and web application designers who have interest in learning how to build or maintain enterprise applications based on the Java EE architecture using Eclipse tools.