Reusable Visual Web Components
I recently made the switch (more like ran away) from .NET to Java. I simply got tired of the M$ framework/IDE upgrade treadmill. I am working on Ubuntu 7.10 with NetBeans 6 (+ICEfaces), JDK 1.6, J2EE 5, TomCat 5.5, Glassfish 2 and MySql 5. My question relates to building reusable visual web components using NetBeans. I reviewed tutorials on JSF and Facelets but remain alittle confused... Does NetBeans support a framework (Facelets/JSFTemplating) to visually build a web component (+ interfaces/delegates/data source plumbing/etc.) and visually drop it within a JSP or another web component? This feature exists in MS Visual Studio (2002+) as usercontrols/web controls that can be dropped onto an ASPX or another usercontrol/web control. Any help would be appreciated as I am very eager to jump-start my Java learning curve. Please include any books or links.