PlotFaces Design Discussion

PlotFaces takes a different, more code based, approach to charting than other JSF libraries and as such you won’t see hundreds of attributes on the JSF chart tags. For simple charts an attribute base approach to configuration works well. For example a page author could specify the x-axis label with an attribute like this xaxislabel=”foo” and never need to get near anything that looks like code. The problem comes though when you want to expose forty different axis options for twelve different axes which is perfectly possible with jqPlot – placing 500+ attributes on an element is not a solution that is going to work.Continue reading

PlotFaces Task List

PlotFaces is evolving quickly at the moment so rather than clutter the bug tracker with every little thing that I come across that needs fixing or improving I’m currently maintaining a list here. Once I’m happy PlotFaces is broadly feature complete and bug free I’ll switch over to using the bug tracker. Rest assured the vast majority of these issues are with the demonstration application rather than PlotFaces.Continue reading

PlotFaces Introduction

PlotFaces is a suite of JSF components built on top of the excellent jqPlot JavaScript charting library. The aim of PlotFaces is to make it simple for programmers to create great looking JavaScript based charts whilst also exposing the rich set of configuration options jqPlot offers. Continue reading