HOWARD SMITH, JR.
I love PrimeFaces!!!
I've been developing software for the last 10+ years via various version of (Sybase/Powersoft) PowerBuilder, but for the longest time, I wanted to be a Java developer.
Summer 2011 (June/July/August), I informed my family that I want to migrate the custom-built dBase IV / MS-DOS app (that has been used for our small business ever since 1995 after I graduated from college/university) to a (Java) web application, so I began reading Java EE 6 Tutorial, specifically, the Java Server Faces (or developing web applications) tutorial.
After completing the Java EE 6 tutorial, I developed a database schema (with 80+ tables/relationships from a 6-table dBase IV database) via NetBeans 7.0 and Java (Derby) DB, developed a Java app that would copy data from the dBase IV database files and store the data in the Java Derby DB.
After developing the database and the database data transfer Java app, it was time to develop the web application. NetBeans 7.0 generated code for a JSF web app based on the tables/relationships defined in the Java DB database that I developed. I begin to modify the xhtml/jsf pages, searched google for how I can make the web UI look good, user friendly, etc...
While searching google, I saw someone recommend PrimeFaces as the easiest JSF component suite to learn and to use, I visited primefaces.org, looked at the ShowCase and Showcase Labs pages, got really excited, downloaded 3.0M3 version (and 2.2.1 version, before I learned that it was bundled with NetBeans 7.0), and have been using PrimeFaces ever since.
I like to try to use the latest and greatest version of PrimeFaces always, and so far, I'm doing that. After I complete my first JSF/PrimeFaces web app, I would like to integrate PrimeFaces mobile, or build xhtml/jsf pages that can be accessed by mobile devices.
Now, since I am an experienced JSF/Primefaces developer, I have been so committed to contributing to the PrimeFaces community forum, responding to people's questions, and trying to offer my expertise, solutions, opinions, and/or responses. I have found the best way to search the forum for answers/posts is by searching google for: forum.primefaces.org ...
I am glued to my seat (almost daily and nightly), enjoying the JSF/PrimeFaces web app development experience, and honestly, I cannot get enough of it!
PrimeFaces 6.0, Extensions 6.0.0, Push (Atmosphere 2.4.0)
TomEE+ 1.7.4 (Tomcat 7.0.68), MyFaces Core 2.2.9, JDK8
JUEL 2.2.7 | OmniFaces | EclipseLink-JPA/Derby | Chrome
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