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From Lauri Jutila <>
Subject Planning Struts Application Development
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2003 23:04:10 GMT
Hello folks,

I'm engaging in a web development project and my team is looking at
Struts as a primary framework candidate for the application. Before we
make final decision, I'd be glad to hear some commentary and experiences
from real-world Struts users.

Our project goal is to create an application which is leaning a little
towards web-based group-ware applications in terms of feature set. No,
we are not creating e-mail/calendar/task-list/foobar portal, but our app
will include some of the basic group-ware app features and share quite
many characteristics (different types of calendars come to mind).

We would like our application to support at least hundreds of concurrent
users. What kind of issues does this arise in terms of hardware and
software/application configurations? How many users per app server would
be feasible and how to handle multi-server environment gracefully? How
is caching supported or implemented in Struts?

What do you think are the fundamental issues to focus on design &
development? And if you think, based on my very poor description of
requirements, that Struts may not be the right framework, what are the

Best regards,

Lauri Jutila

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