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From Emmanuel Venisse <>
Subject Re: Design - Replacing Continuum's Web Framework
Date Fri, 02 Dec 2005 17:12:25 GMT
I don't know if webwork it's the best framework, but it seems to be simple to use (similar
Struts) and it will be merge with Struts (
Result pages of an action is define in one place (xwork.xml file), so it's simple to add/modify

A comparison beetween web frameworks is available 
struts actually)

Positive points for webwork :
- ognl support
- jsp, velocity, freemarker... web view support


John Casey a écrit :
> Hi everyone,
> We've been talking about this for quite awhile in various channels, and 
> I wanted to take a few minutes and formalize the discussion. I'll 
> capture the highlights of this discussion in the wiki afterwards. I'll 
> start by posting my own thoughts, and let you all respond.
> Up to this point, Continuum has been built on a web framework called 
> Summit, which is part of the Plexus project, and using Velocity as the 
> page rendering technology. Summit is still a very young project, and as 
> a result has its problems. Given the proliferation of web frameworks out 
> there, it seems natural to wonder whether we couldn't find something 
> more mainstream and mature that will fit our needs.
> The key goal here is to make the web tier as easy to understand as 
> possible by the widest possible audience, without sacrificing anything 
> in the way of quality. To that end, criteria might include:
> * tool support
> * maturity in the form of multiple final releases (or at least one)
> * good integration with JSP (it's the most widely-used rendering
>     technology out there for java)
> * ready availability of good documentation
> * integration with a decent security library (think acegi)
> * others?
> Another big concern is that we need to be able to make this web 
> framework integrate with Plexus without too much funny business. I don't 
> expect that to be a big problem, but worth mentioning.
> I know that a certain amount of work has been done by Trygve and 
> Emmanuel to get WebWork running inside Plexus. Is this the best 
> framework? A quick check of Amazon showed three books, only one of which 
> is completely concerned with WW. SpringMVC might be another option, 
> since it has probably the most natural integration with Acegi. There is 
> a certain amount of overlap between Spring and Plexus that we'd probably 
> have to map with a custom Spring container or something, but that's 
> likely to be everywhere, since dependency injection is such a hot topic 
> (and very useful).
> What do you all think?
> -john

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