JavaBeans Validation (Bean Validation) is a new validation model available as part of Java EE 7 platform [sic]. The Bean Validation model is supported by constraints in the form of annotations placed on a field, method, or class of a JavaBeans component, such as a managed bean.
We need to fix the grammar of the first sentence, but this is the only mention of method validation in our chapters. We need to add a section here.
We can add it to chapter 12. But I think we might need to do some reorganization of the chapters so:
- the Bean Validation material is more prominent
- we clarify the relationship is between Bean Validation and JSF validators
- we clarify that Bean Validation constraints can be applied to more than just JSF backing beans