I’ve just published an article entitled, “Introduction to JSF 2 Using NetBeans and GlassFish” over at developinjava.com.
In the article I give a brief introduction to JSF 2 and show how you can create JSF 2 managed beans without XML just by using annotations. I also show how you can localize a JSF 2 application and how the Bean Validation Framework can be used to add server side validation onto POJOs.
The article shows how its becoming much easier to write Enterprise Applications using Java EE 6 with the new annotations that are being added to this version of the platform.
To write the sample application in the article I used NetBeans 6.8M1. I’ve found this version of NetBeans to be remarkably stable and the integration with GlassFish 3 to be excellent.