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From Michael McGrady <michael.mcgr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Spring and Geronimo
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2005 06:34:03 GMT
Thanks, Dain.  I am still waiting on the specs, so I am not sure.  All
there responses have been very helpful.

On 6/17/05, Dain Sundstrom <dain@iq80.com> wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2005, at 6:59 AM, Jeff Genender wrote:
> 
> > Michael McGrady wrote:
> >
> >> My understanding is that Geronimo is a state-of-the-art somewhat
> >> classic J2EE framework.  My understanding also is that Spring is a
> >> somewhat different approach, moving away from Enterprise Java Beans.
> >> If one is merely interested in JMS, is there any reason to prefer a
> >> framework like Geronimo to Spring, given that my understanding is
> >> correct?  If my understanding is not correct, would you please
> >> straighten me out?  Thanks.
> >> Michael McGrady
> >>
> >
> > Michael,
> >
> > Spring is not "moving away from Enterprise Java Beans".  That is a
> > huge misnomer.  Spring embraces J2EE, including EJBs as it has a
> > complete API to do so.  Spring is an API that is very useful and
> > helpful to developers throughout the J2EE arena and beyond.  So
> > Spring can and should be used with Geronimo, definately not as a
> > replacement.
> 
> To add to this.... Most spring services assume that they are running
> in a J2EE container, which provides the infrastructure services such
> as a transaction manager, JMS and servlets.
> 
> Now if you are really only interested in JMS, I believe that there is
> a spring standalone setup that only does JMS using ActiveMQ.  You
> should take a look at http://www.activemq.org
> 
> -dain
>

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