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Blog Archive for simongbrown during March 2006

Like Struts, WebWork is a framework that is fairly established within the J2EE webapp space although it's interesting that I've only ever come across two types of WebWork users - those that have never heard of it and those that love it. WebWork, like most other frameworks, is designed around the web MVC pattern and uses the command and controller implementation strategy. What's slightly...
Stripes is a relatively new web application framework that's been built with a couple of things in mind - simplicity and the adoption of new technology. In Stripes, you won't find any complex XML configuration files and, refreshingly, the distribution only requires/includes a small number of dependent JAR files. Stripes is a genuinely lightweight framework and uses Java 5 annotations as it's...
Guillermo Castro has posted a Wicket implementation of the webapp comparison that I started a while ago. It's an interesting read and the contrast with most page/request based webapp frameworks is amazing. In summary, Guillermo says: Wicket, in my opinion, focuses the development efforts in the right place, inside plain Java code, and leaves the graphical presentation where it should be,...