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From Dan Cancro <>
Subject RE: Ted's FAQ "What Web sites are already Powered by Struts?"
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2001 16:30:35 GMT
I'd like to hear what you have to say about Visual Slick Edit, or any other
tools you use.  I'm collecting this sort of thing.


-----Original Message-----
From: Emaho, Ghoot []
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 6:05 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: Ted's FAQ "What Web sites are already Powered by Struts?"

With regard to the development tool to use, i would suggest making the
distinction between  - 'fullblown IDEs', 'programmer editors', and 'text

I noticed on this thread earlier that most people seem to working with
fullblown IDEs which surprised me a little. Personally, I use Visual Slick
Edit, as does my team [16 developers]. I would class this tool as a
'programmers editor' - as distinct from JBuilder/Visual Cafe etc which I
consider fullblown IDE's. There are advantages and disadvantages to each
type of tool, but this is something rarely pointed out to people -
particularly the people asking the question in the first place !

As final choice is always personal, I think it would be helpful to point out
the specific advantages to working with each type of tool in developing
struts and developing struts based applications - as there is sometimes a
mistaken assumption that the fullblown IDEs are more suitable. This really
depends on what kind of development you are doing - and what kind of
developer you are. [it doesn't depend on rights and wrongs !]

I felt moved to respond to this thread, as choice of development tool can
radically affect an individual's and/or team's performance and efficacy. In
my experience, this is an area somewhat neglected - save for the'HolyWar'
style of exchanges which do not interest me personally.

I would be happy to expand on our development tool of choice and it's
advantages in our context, if there is interest.

Ghoot Emaho

-----Original Message-----
From: Ted Husted []
Sent: 08 February 2001 12:49
To: Struts List
Subject: Re: Ted's FAQ "What Web sites are already Powered by Struts?"

I believe I've added the Powered by Struts sites submitted to this
thread so far. Thanks so much!

I've also fleshed out more of the "kickstart" FAQ at 

< >. 

There are still three questions on my list, in case anyone wants to
jump in. 

+ What development tool should I use?
+ How do I develop a Struts application?
+ How do I troubleshoot a problem with a Struts application?

I've some notes about these at the bottom of the page, again, in case
anyone wants to jump in ;-).

When this is complete, I'll propose it for the documentation package. 

Of course, any comments or suggestions would be welcome!

-- Ted Husted, Husted dot Com, Fairport NY USA.
-- Custom Software ~ Technical Services.
-- Tel 716 425-0252; Fax 716 223-2506.

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