Choosing a JVM Web Framework

This morning I delivered my Choosing a JVM Web Framework presentation at the Colorado Software Summit. One of my goals for the talk was to get more audience participation and stories of how folks thought it best to choose a web framework. The room was packed and the crowd was interested, so we barely even used the slides I prepared. One of the most interesting things about the audience was that over 60% (of 50-60 people) were using Struts 1. Most of them came to learn about frameworks they might think about migrating too. Unfortunately, I didn't talk a whole lot about the frameworks and their features, but a few members had advice concerning frameworks *not* to use based on their experiences. Overall, it was a lot of fun to interact so much with the audience and hear their thoughts on web development for the Java Platform.

You can download a PDF version of my presentation from my presentations page. Thanks to all the folks who responded to my Stories Wanted post - I used many of these comments as part of the "Case Studies" in the presentation.

Posted in Java at Oct 23 2007, 02:20:13 PM MDT 3 Comments
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So, you got me curious, Matt. What were some of the frameworks to *not* use and why?

Posted by Ryan Heaton on October 23, 2007 at 03:45 PM MDT #

Interesting update from previous web frameworks comparison slides. Yours previous comparison really helps me a lot and my company finally choose JSF. It's definitely not the best, actually got some serious troubles, but overall is good for our need.

Posted by Kenneth on October 24, 2007 at 11:52 AM MDT #

So, which were the "not to use" ones?

Posted by Louis on October 25, 2007 at 05:09 AM MDT #

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