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What web framework are you using with AppFuse?

As part of my upcoming Comparing Java Web Frameworks talk, I'd like to show some statistics of web framework usage in AppFuse. Please vote for the one you're using by clicking on the link below. I'm mostly looking for current AppFuse users. By that, I mean folks that have used 1.x or 2.x on a project in the last 6 months, or plan on using it in the next month or two.

You'll need to create an account and login to vote. To do this, go to View > Account > Sign Up (after clicking on the link below).

I'll compile the results of this poll on Friday morning (April 27th), so you have until then for your vote to be counted!

On a related note, if anyone knows how to get the monthly posting statistics from Spring MVC's forums, I'd love to hear about it. My "mailing list traffic" slide has excluded them for the past couple of years because I've been unable to get a count of monthly postings.

NOTE: If you vote by adding a comment to this entry, it won't be counted.

Update: Thanks to the 64 of you that voted. Here's the results of the poll:

AppFuse Web Framework Usage

As I said last time, I find the results interesting because AppFuse lowers the barriers and reduces the learning curve for all of these frameworks.

Posted in Java at Apr 25 2007, 11:05:04 AM MDT 6 Comments

I have developed the complex internal web-based system for the budget issue control. It's architecture based on the AppFuse ideas and code snippets. But for the web interface I used Wicket. This is a great framework, really! Unfortunately, in your pool Wicket isn't presented ;(

Posted by dulanov on April 26, 2007 at 09:49 AM MDT #

You are correct - AppFuse does not support Wicket yet. The good news is I added Wicket support to AppFuse Light 1.8 and I hope to add it to AppFuse in the future.

Posted by Matt Raible on April 26, 2007 at 09:52 AM MDT #

We used AppFuse 1.9 to kick-start a time-tracking app for a customer. We used Webwork + Hibernate. We ended up stripping out some stuff based on customer requirements, but it saved us quite a bit of time. The ANT build script and the WW got us running quickly. Props to you and the rest of the AppFuse guys!

Posted by Troy on April 26, 2007 at 05:17 PM MDT #

Well, I have not yet used Appfuse at all, but I am in the plan of learning this superb quick starter kit framework. With all the propaganda for JSF why is it not very heavily used. This adoption is too slow or it is another cause. Perhaps when I get so confident about all the Java Web development, and I admit, I am beginning to explore, I do get an answer to my own question. BTW, I am using Spring+Spring MVC+Spring JDBC abstraction layer. I will explore in the future Spring+Spring MVC or Spring Web Flow + DWR, seems a perfect stack for me these days in the learning phase, it may change over the time. Thanks Matt for making this web comparisons, I will keep track of it. Have too much success in Amsterdam.

Posted by Carlos Adolfo Ortiz Q on April 30, 2007 at 01:03 PM MDT #

We have used appfuse for our application development, spring and hibernate. Almost reduced the effort required by 50%, thanks for a such wonderful framework.

Posted by Naren Chelluri on May 03, 2007 at 02:26 PM MDT #

the sounding is not so relevant: the number of voters is 64 !

Posted by michele on July 05, 2007 at 08:59 AM MDT #

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