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From "Steve O'Hara" <>
Subject RE: Velocity vs JSP vs FreeMarker
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2005 15:52:39 GMT

My tuppence worth........

Velocity outstrips JSP in one fundamental way that even as a Java developer,
I can't refute - the fact that practically any HTML geek can use it without
a crash course in Java.

Aso, I've used JSP a lot and the tendency is to end up losing site of the
MVC paradigm and ending up stuffing lots of application code into the

As for performance, that's not an issue - the very minor performance benefit
of JSP is insignificant compared to overall application losses caused by the
servlet container, comms transport and browser rendering.  Lets face it, if
performance was a major factor you wouldn't be using Java in the first


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Lea []
Sent: 06 April 2005 11:47
Subject: Velocity vs JSP vs FreeMarker

Just wondering if anyone has used/tried/investigated all 3 of these as
views (from MVC) and has any opinions on them??

As a bit of a site note as well, has anyone used them with WebWork??


Ryan Lea
Web Developer

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