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From Ted Husted <hus...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Reasons for using Struts
Date Sun, 28 Sep 2003 12:08:12 GMT
Martin Gainty wrote:
 > What are the reasons for using Struts?
 > That is what are the Reasons for which Struts would be a more suitable
 > choice than say plain JSP/Servlet?

In terms of to Model 2 or not to Model 2, here are some oldies but goodies:

http://www.servlets.com/soapbox/problems-jsp.html

http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-12-1999/jw-12-ssj-jspmvc.html

It's really a question of whether you're writing a simple throwaway 
application or a complex enterprise application that needs to maintained 
over time. Or, to use a simile, do you need a Walkman or a surround 
sound stereo system?

As mentioned, there are several MVC/Model 2 frameworks. There's a nice 
round up here:

http://barracudamvc.org/Barracuda/docs/landscape.html

And there is also the WAFER project:

http://www.waferproject.org/index.html

-Ted.



-- 
Ted Husted,
   Junit in Action  - <http://www.manning.com/massol/>,
   Struts in Action - <http://husted.com/struts/book.html>,
   JSP Site Design  - <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1861005512>.



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