JSF Refactoring Support
By Tor Norbye on Sep 17, 2005
Creator 2 EA2 now supports JSF refactoring. Take a look at this screenshot of the Refactoring window:
You might think supporting Refactoring is a slamdunk since we're built on top of NetBeans 4.1 which supports refactoring. However, notice that we're doing a lot of JSF specific stuff here.
- We update value binding expression references
- We update navigation rules
- We update managed beans definitions
- We update web.xml if the start page has been renamed
Eric had to do a lot of work to get our Creator source modeller to play nice with the NetBeans one. Yes, we're working to resolve this architectural redundancy - that was partly the agenda for the August trip to Prague. Here are some of the suspects at our favorite breakfast bistro in Prague: Robert Brewin, Tom Ball, and Eric Arseneau. Yes, the Eric who did the Creator refactoring work. This particular cafe serves the largest lattés I've ever seen; not quite "Big Gulp" size but certainly a healthy morning dose to combat jet lag!