Also, you can use code completion to access managed beans...
...as well as their content:
Secondly, I created the start of a RichFaces palette, which you can get here:
Currently only two code snippets for RichFaces are in the palette (Aristotle Onassis and Donald Trump, haha) representing a RichFaces calendar and a RichFaces ComboBox. The tooltip shows exactly what will be generated when you drag/drop the item into the JSP page:
I am no RichFaces expert (having only heard of it the first time 2 days ago), so please tell me what else to add, any code snippets that you think are essential in this context, just leave a message at the end of this blog entry and I will extend the palette. Also, note that you can manually add your own snippets to the RichFaces palette, if you follow the instructions on the abovementioned plugins page.