[OSCON] Spring MVC vs. WebWork Smackdown
Matthew Porter and I's Spring MVC vs. WebWork Smackdown presentation was a lot of fun this morning. We had a boxing bell (that I got off eBay) and had a good time ragging on the two frameworks. The only surprise was that Matthew actually ran some metrics on the Spring MVC vs. WebWork code in AppFuse and pointed out that the WebWork version required 25% less code than the Spring version. Oh well. The hard part about this presentation for me was trying to defend Spring MVC and saying it's better than WebWork. Matthew obviously felt strongly that WebWork was the better framework, whereas I like them both.
Posted by Larry Williams on August 03, 2005 at 06:02 PM MDT #
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Posted by erickreid on August 04, 2005 at 11:06 AM MDT #
Matthew Porter is a sharp guy, who I know pretty well and respect, and I know he knows Spring itself quite well, but these two points alone make it clear to me that he's never really used Spring MVC in a serious fashion. So the 'Smackdown' idea is pretty good for OSCon, where the other person on stage can dispute points appropriately, but putting this stuff on the web in this level of detail doesn't add much value to anybody...
Posted by Colin Sampaleanu on August 09, 2005 at 07:29 AM MDT #
The main reason I posted the presentation is because some audience members asked me too. I believe they've had sufficient time to download it now, so I'll remove it.
Posted by Matt Raible on August 09, 2005 at 10:31 AM MDT #