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From Kevin Wang <>
Subject RE: EJBs with STRUTS
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2000 16:26:46 GMT

I assume that you want me to explain why I favour Orion over Weblogic for

Weblogic does not support Struts out-of-the-box though it might in the
future. The main problem is that <load-on-startup> can not be resolved in

As for deployment, adding application to Orion is almost effortless. Just
tell Orion where you Servlet 2.2 compliant application is located in its
config/application.xml and it will take care of the rest. In Weblogic,
however, you have to fiddle with additional stuff like WEBLOGICCLASSPATH.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lavin, Dave []
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 9:27 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: EJBs with STRUTS


see below:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Wang []
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 3:39 PM
> To: ''
> Subject: RE: EJBs with STRUTS
> >if i understand you correctly, you force yourself to make a sharp
> >distinction between ejb tier and web tier: you have no 
> access to the web
> >tier from weblogic and only jndi/ejb access to the database 
> from orion - is
> right. we roughly follow j2ee blue print and have clear 
> distinction between
> webtier and ejb tier. web tier is one of ejb tier's client and it is
> accessing ejb tier through their remote interfaces (jndi/rmi/...). 
> >this the main reason for using 2 different products?
> >or is it because orionserver does servlets better and 
> weblogic does ejb
> >better?
> the reason for using weblogic is political - it had been chosen
> the reason for using of orion is technical - weblogic does 
> not do struts well

*** Could you explain further what you mean by this? ***

> i personally favour orion as it follow j2ee specification 
> much better than
> weblogic. it is much less painful to deploy to orion server. 
> there are no
> performance comparisons between the two servers available to us.
> kevin


Dave Lavin
Follett Software Company

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