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From Malcolm Edgar <>
Subject Fwd: Click web application framework
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2005 10:43:18 GMT
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From: Malcolm Edgar <>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 23:44:21 +1100
Subject: Re: Click web application framework
To: Mike Kienenberger <>

Hi Mike,

that is a good question. I think Click is trying to hit a different
sweat spot than most of frameworks out there.

It is designed for commercial developers who don't how don't have a
lot of time/interest and just want to get the job done.  Its very easy
to learn and well documented. There are only 22 control classes and
about 4 other classes you need to know about as a developer.

The design is also intuitive, for anyone who has done traditional UI
programming (Swing, Delphi, etc.) You can hookup a button to event
handler with one line:

button.setListener(this, "onButtonClick");

public boolean onButtonClick() {

Click is tightly integrated with Velocity, and makes Velocity work out
of the box. Velocity is an ideal templating language for HTML
development, and is extremely easy to learn.

I will write up some more notes to comparing it with the other
frameworks you mentioned soon.  If I don't go to bed in the next 2
minutes I think my wife will divorce me...

regards Malcolm Edgar

On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 08:59:05 -0500, Mike Kienenberger
<> wrote:
> Malcolm Edgar <> wrote:
> > Click is a simple J2EE web application framework created for
> > commercial Java developers.  Click highlights:
> >    * Very easy to learn
> >    * Event base programming model
> >    * Velocity page rendering
> >    * High performance
> >
> > I would like to invite feedback, comments and bugs from anyone.
> My first comment would be "why yet another web app framework?"
> What does this provide that Tapestry/JSF/Echo/Barracuda/WebObjects/etc does
> not? (I've limited my list to known event-based apps)?
> -Mike

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