Visual Web JSF
One very nice NetBeans feature is that it allows development of web applications by
simply dragging-and-dropping components from a palette into a design window. In
addition to allowing us to easily develop web applications this way, the NetBeans
Visual Web functionality also allows us to easily display data from a database by
simply dragging a database table into a visual JSF component on the design window.
The following topics will be covered in this chapter:
Writing our first Visual Web application
Populating components with database data
Ajax-enabling Visual Web applications
Writing Our first Visual Web Application
To create a new web application taking advantage of NetBeans Visual Web
functionality, we need to create a new web application project and add the Visual
Web JavaServer Faces framework to it.
Consult Chapter 2 Developing Web Applications with Servlets and JSPs for
detailed instructions on creating a new web application.