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From "John Henry Xu" <>
Subject Re: Struts vs .NET???
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2005 23:24:34 GMT
Rick, you are right that you can write struts using very basic text editor.

My consideation is based on the cost of software development. 

Let's say for the same problem that you tried to solve: before your code was 1000 lines. Now
in struts, your code are 1500 lines (remember those setters and getters and configuration

Assume you use basic text editor, the time you finish your project is 1.5 times than before.

Now if this transfer to many projects, the budget you finish those projects will be 1.5 times
as before.

Suppose your department used to spend 10 million dollars a year, now you need 15 million dollars
to do the same work.

So good GUIs to automate repeatable codes are neccessary to cut those 5 million dollars.

Jack H. Xu
Technology columnist and editor (The largest free job portal in North America)  

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Rick Reumann"
  To: "Struts Users Mailing List"
  Subject: Re: Struts vs .NET???
  Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 15:35:31 -0400

  > John Henry Xu wrote the following on 6/30/2005 11:49 PM:
  > > struts can fit into J2EE structure and it is only part of it. And
  > > my opinion, you better use some GUI tools to develop struts
  > > application, otherwise you spend lots of time on getters and
  > Well even many of the most basic editors will make get/set methods,
  > so I wouldn't say you need a GUI Tool at all for coding Struts
  > apps. I happen to use IDEA and jEdit, mostly because I'm used to
  > using them. (Yea I know Eclipse is good also..bla bla.. everyone
  > just use what you like.. emacs, vim, pico, chalkboard, whatever:)
  > It's just very misleading to state that you need GUI tools to
  > create Struts apps.
  > -- Rick
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Jack H. Xu
Technology columnist and editor (The largest free job portal in North America)

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