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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [ANN] RIFE v0.8.2 released with Derby support
Date Thu, 06 Jan 2005 19:08:47 GMT
Thanks for the info. Unless anybody has better suggestions, I'll add two 
categories as shown below:

Web Application Framework
 - Cocoon
 - J2EE

Web Application Server
 - Geronimo
 - JBoss
 - JOnAS
 - Red Hat App Server
 - Tomcat


Geert Bevin wrote:

> Hi Jean,
> thanks for adding us to that page. "Web Application Framework" is the 
> best category, since that's RIFE's main aim. I think the major 
> difference is that some frameworks are end-to-end and others focus on 
> the web part. RIFE is end-to-end, so you can also use each 
> sub-framework independently, which blurs the positioning. If you have 
> an Object-Relational or Database Abstraction category it would fit in 
> well there too, but if only one has to be chosen, "Web Application 
> Framework" fits best.
> ...
> On 06 Jan 2005, at 18:38, Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>> Thanks for the post! I'll add a link to it on 
>> http://incubator.apache.org/derby/papers/misc.html .
>> In the "Products by Type" section on that page I'll also add a "Web 
>> Application Framework" section -- and now I get to reveal how little 
>> I understand about all these products. I think the products that 
>> would belong in a "Web Application Framework" section include Cocoon, 
>> Geronimo, JBoss, JOnAS, Red Hat App Server, and Rife. But I'm really 
>> fuzzy on any distinctions people might make between web application 
>> frameworks and web application servers.
>> If somebody were looking for a product that does "X" on Derby, what 
>> category would be helpful? And which products would belong to that 
>> category?

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