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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Spring MVC vs. JSF and The State of Spring Web

Alternative Adult has only posted a couple times in 2008, but his entries have peaked my interest.

Spring MVC or JSF+?
My business unit is trying to standardize if we can on a single Java-based Web framework going forward to simplify the Web development process, especially as individual developers move from one division to another, or centralized support groups need to maintain multiple applications from multiple divisions.

At the enterprise level within my company, the architecture group says that they will provide support for either Spring MVC or JSF+ (where the + represents the accompanying technologies you would use to provide a more maintainable application and a more rich user experience, e.g. Facelets, Richfaces, etc.).

Now my business unit is trying to decide which of these two frameworks, Spring MVC or JSF+, is the most appropriate to standardize upon for our development community. [Read More]


State of Spring Web
For those that are interested, the following is a summary of the notes I captured from a conversation with SpringSource on the state of Spring Web. [Read More]

Good stuff Michael - keep it coming.

Posted in Java at May 16 2008, 06:17:52 PM MDT 6 Comments

Cool! In addition, the Web Flow 2 release announcement sums up the "State of Spring Web" by explaining how Spring's web modules of Spring Web MVC, Web Flow, JavaScript, and Faces relate to one another. Spring Web is a exciting place to be :-)

Posted by Keith Donald on May 16, 2008 at 08:45 PM MDT #

do this mean Struts2 dead end?

Posted by Frans Thamura on May 17, 2008 at 10:11 PM MDT #

No, it means Michael's company didn't allow him to consider Struts 2. I think Struts 2 is one of the best Java Web Frameworks for RESTful applications. Spring MVC is there with add-ons (and claims it will be there with 3.0), but it's not currently.

Posted by Matt Raible on May 17, 2008 at 10:18 PM MDT #

Alternative Adult is an unfortunate name. I keep getting porn related links. I see the development related links on the right but you get just a banner full of other (pr0n) links in the content area. I'd like to see what his jsf/@mvc thoughts are.

Posted by me on August 21, 2008 at 08:28 AM MDT #

The links above appear to be dead now. In fact, that blog now just seems to be a link revenue generator with no content at all, just ads. Matt, any way you can post the original entries?

Posted by MarkW on February 09, 2009 at 04:17 PM MST #

@MarkW - I did some googling and found the new location of Michael's blog. Links are fixed now. Thanks for the inspiration. ;-)

Posted by Matt Raible on February 09, 2009 at 04:25 PM MST #

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