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From "Michael Jouravlev" <jmi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Some questions
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 15:55:28 GMT
On 4/5/06, Mário Lopes <mario.lopes@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/5/06, Michael Jouravlev <jmikus@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 4/5/06, Mário Lopes <mario.lopes@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > The project is a simple CRM with forms and AJAX. No big stuff, 6
> > > > > database tables maximum. Also, we have a very short deadline (June),
> > > > > so we can't waste too much time learning the framework.
> >
> > Why would not you use one of existing CRM frameworks?
>
> It's supposed to develop a custom CRM solution from scratch. But is
> there any Free/Open Source CRM framework available?

Well, have you searched? Would be simpler than asking in Struts mailing list.

> > > And how easy is it to use AJAX along with JSF? I don't have any
> > > experience with JSF but I've seen a friend of mine drag & dropping
> > > like in .NET. I'm not an apologist of WebForms. But if JSF eases AJAX
> > > I'll certainly consider it as a valid choice.
> >
> > I don't think that conceptually it is easier, people just work on JSF
> > stuff more than on Struts stuff. Also, depends on your understanding
> > of Ajax. Dragging and dropping during design time has nothing to do
> > with dragging and dropping during runtime. And finally, .Net is not a
> > web framework.
>
> My understanding of AJAX is the following: XmlHttpRequest to update
> certain content. Obviously that if it's easy to integrate with
> Javascript libraries like prototype, the better. Kind of like Ruby on
> Rails that makes AJAX a matter of 2 lines (including adding effects!).

That is too broad. Do you mean stuff like "in-place update" or "AHAH"?
This is pretty simple in Struts. Or even in plain JSP. A lot of
libraries including my own.

By the way, why would not you use RoR, looks like you have experience with it?

Michael.

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