Pearson Education Announces Google Web Toolkit & JavaServer Faces Short Cuts for Programmers to Take Action...Right Now!: New Digital Short Cut Titles Include: Google Web Toolkit Solutions: Cool & Useful Stuff and AJAX and JavaServer Faces

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    -- Pearson Education expands its publishing program for Digital Short Cuts with two hot new titles: Google Web Toolkit Solutions: Cool & Useful Stuff ( &rl=1) (Digital Short Cut) and AJAX and JavaServer Faces ( &rl=1) (Digital Short Cut). Digital Short Cuts represent a new product line of short, concise, PDF documents designed specifically for busy technical professionals. Please link here for sample content from several Short Cuts ( Sampler.pdf).

New Digital Short Cut: Google Web Toolkit Solutions: Cool & Useful Stuff, authored by David Geary

-- The Google Web Toolkit ( (GWT) is a cutting-edge User Interface (UI) framework for Java developers, which lets users create rich, interactive user interfaces using familiar idioms from Java's Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT), Swing, and the Eclipse Foundation's SWT

-- Advanced aspects of the GWT are explored in this Digital Short Cut using two applications: an address book and a Yahoo! Trip viewer. Both applications use remote procedure calls to access information on the server or an online web service- Please link here for sample content ( excerpts/0131584650_Geary_GWT_SC_excerpt.pdf)

-- The Yahoo! Trips application also shows how to incorporate Scriptaculous (, a powerful JavaScript toolkit, to apply a useful effect for displaying results

-- Other cool and useful techniques include: how to implement drag and drop and how to integrate with a database using Hibernate (

-- Using Ant to deploy applications to external servlet containers such as Tomcat or Resin is also covered

-- A JAR file containing the source code for both applications can be downloaded here:

New Digital Short Cut: AJAX and JavaServer Faces, authored by David Geary and Cay Horstmann

-- Based on material from the forthcoming Second Edition of Core JavaServer(TM) Faces ( &rl=1) by David Geary and Cay Horstmann

-- Explores how to use JavaServer Faces ( and AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript with XMLHttpRequest) to create rich user interfaces

-- Covers: implementing Ajax with a servlet in a JSF application; Using JSF phase listeners for more complex Ajax scenarios; How to implement form completion and real-time validation; Client-side state saving and Ajax; Direct Web Remoting with DWR - Please link here for sample content ( 0136133533_Excerpt.pdf)

-- Thoroughly explains JSF components that wrap existing JavaScript components using Prototype, Scriptaculous, Dojo, and Rico

-- Shows how to use the Ajax4jsf framework to seamlessly integrate Ajax into JSF applications.

Short Cuts soon to publish in 2007 include: Rails Refactoring to Resources: Using CRUD and REST in your Rails Application, by Trotter Cashion ( A complete list of forthcoming Short Cuts can be found here (


David Geary ( 55db796cec51&rl=1) is a prominent author, speaker, and consultant who holds a unique qualification as a Java expert: He wrote the best-selling books on both Java component frameworks--Swing and JavaServer Faces (JSF). David's Graphic Java(TM) 2, Volume 2: Swing, Third Edition was one of the best-selling Java books of all time and Core JavaServer Faces, which David wrote with Cay Horstmann, is the best-selling book on JavaServer Faces.

Cay Horstmann ( is author of Core Java (Sun Microsystems Press 1996-2004), Enterprise Java for Elvis (Sun Microsystems Press), and co-author of Core JSF. Cay is professor of computer science at San Jose State University. He is a computer science series editor at Prentice-Hall and a frequent speaker at computer industry conferences.


Google Web Toolkit Solutions: Cool & Useful Stuff (Digital Short Cut), By David Geary, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131584650; Copyright 2007; Pages: 112 ; Price $9.99

AJAX and JavaServer(TM) Faces (Digital Short Cut), By David Geary and Cay Horstmann, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-613353-3; Copyright 2007; Pages: 65; Price $9.99

About Pearson Education

Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education ( is the global leader in educational and professional publishing, providing scientifically research-based print and digital programs to help people of all ages learn at their own pace, in their own way. Professionals, leaders, academics, experts, and consultants draft the books and online resources that help develop today's and tomorrow's business leaders. Top technology companies who have chosen Pearson Education as their publishing partners include IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Adobe, and Macromedia. The company is home to such renowned publishing brands as IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Addison-Wesley Professional, Peachpit Press, Cisco Press, Que Publishing, and InformIT. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the international media company. In addition to Pearson Education, Pearson's primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.


Covering programming, databases, networking, engineering, security, and more, Short Cuts are developed to save readers time, show users how to solve a specific problem, or introduce a new topic. Varying from 50 to 150 pages in length, Short Cuts are available for sale on Safari Books Online, and the Pearson Technology Group imprint sites: Addison-Wesley Professional; Cisco Press; Exam Cram; IBM Press; Prentice Hall Professional; Que Publishing; Sams Publishing. Authored by industry experts and best-selling authors, flagship Short Cuts include: Using Google Spreadsheets, authored by Michael Miller; Rubyisms in Rails, authored by Jacob Harris; Understanding AJAX: Consuming the Sent Data with XML and JSON, authored by Joshua Eichorn; and UAT Defined: A Guide to Practical User Acceptance Testing, authored by Rob Cimperman.


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