3. Round-Trip Engineering
Developing Web Sites
> Round-Trip Engineering
JSFToolbox is intended to work easily with an existing Java Integrated Development
Environment (IDE). It performs runtime introspection of your site's classpath to find
any JSF classes and resources available to your site and uses this information in
inspectors,code hints, and tag chooser dialogs.
For best results, make sure your Dreamweaver site's root folder is the same folder
as your JSF application's Web root directory in your Java development environment. This
allows you to share the same files between both environments and it gives JSFToolbox direct
access to the classpath, library, and configuration information it needs to support your JSF
With this shared folder approach, JSFToolbox will maintain synchronicity between Dreamweaver
and your Java development environment and will automatically keep itself up-to-date as you add
managed beans, message bundles, and other JSF components to your application.
You can also package your JSF components as a Java archive (JAR) file and import them
directly into an existing Dreamweaver site. For more information on this technique, please see
the Imported Jar
Managed beans and other resources appear automatically in the components palette and in
other locations as you develop your application. While it is scanning for changes to your
classpath, JSFToolbox displays informative progress messages to keep you informed.