User interface patterns are the hardware and software systems by which people interact with machines. The communication between man and machine exists within input and output. Learn about existing UI patterns with updated news, articles and tips in this topic section.
Addressing the SPI performance issues you don't realize you already have
09 Jul 2015
Feature - New frameworks like Angular and Ember make creating applications with a single-page-interface (SPI) easier than ever. But quite often the performance feedback never gets back to the server, especially given the fact that all of that code runs on the...
04 May 2015
Tutorial - Sometimes great frameworks like JSF, Wicket or Spring MVC make simple tasks surprisingly difficult to do. With JavaServer Faces, the simple task of invoking a method on a managed bean is actually a bit of a chore. In this tutorial, we tackle that chore...
Advanced JSF Tutorial: The single page interface (SPI) with Facelets, Ajax and HTML5
07 Sep 2014
Tutorial - Some say it's impossible, but if you really understand the technology, you will realize that creating a single page interface (SPI) with JSF, Facelets, Ajax and HTML really isn't all that hard. In fact, JavaServer Faces makes it pretty easy!
Integrating Ajax into your Facelets pages: Death to JSF's request-response cycle
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - If you're doing Facelets development, this might be the most important tutorial you will ever read. It will explain to you how to throw out that annoying request-response cycle, and explain how to integrate Ajax based JSF components with a dynamically...
Creating pages based on a JSF template: Using the Facelets ui:define tag
20 Jul 2014
Tutorial - What do you do once you've set up a handsome page template using the Facelets functions that come with JSF 2.x? Well, you start creating new pages, meshing those ui:define tags in with ui:composition and ui:insert. It's easier than it sounds, trust me.
Turning a web page into a JSF 2.0 template with Facelets
19 Jul 2014
Tutorial - How do you take a web page and turn it into a template using Facelets as the template engine? It takes some JSF, some HTML, maybe some CSS, and lots of JSF UI tags, but overall, it's an easy and simple process if you follow this tutorial.
Freezer: Putting object relational mapping (ORM) tools to the test
03 Jul 2014
Feature - Freezer is a code generator that constructs the persistence layer of a Java application: DAOs, DTOs, database tables and database documentation. This article compares the use of the DAOs generated by Freezer, with the use of an ORM tool, like for example...
17 Feb 2014
17 Feb 2014
Why API delivery will trump application delivery in importance in 2014
05 Jan 2014
Feature - Delivering software is important, but in this age of social media and networked infrastructure, allowing various pieces of software to integrate seamlessly is of heightened importance. This makes the development of externally facing client APIs more...