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Friday, July 30, 2010

Choosing the Right Web Framework

Thank you Google Alerts, for pointing out this article on choosing a Java web framework. It's over a year old, but I think the things that make Tapestry special have only gotten stronger in the intervening time.


Alex said...

I would especially recommend this article for students. Because 3 out of 5 criteria the author uses are those of a sophomore:
Popularity, Community and abundance of killed trees.

Howard said...

@Alex It's an impossible task to quantify deeply nuanced information such as quality, elegance, performance, complexity, and so forth, so give him a break!

If you stuck to the quantifiables, we'd all be using Struts until the end of time. And EJBs.

Alex said...

@Howard Your amendment to the criteria list looks fair. But serious things are difficult to evaluate, while such thing as the number (and size) of books is pretty easy. So he started with an easy end. Many so did and did they move on?

BTW regarding books. Say, take two technologies of approximately equal power. One needs 700 pages to be explained but another - only 50. Which one is more elegant, simple and giving faster running sites?

If you do want to postpone the end of you time and not to indeed die of overusing Struts see HybridJava and tell us what you think.