During the JSF lifecycle state will be restored at the beginning of a request (if any state is available) and state will be saved at the end of a request (if any state is available).
Why is it important to know what happens during request processing? Well, if you know how JSF state saving works you can optimize your application to perform better.
The next blog entry will describe one of several Java APIs that take part in state saving. See you soon!
Posted October 16, 2012