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Struts 1 or 2?? or JSF?

Alberto Ridolfi

Joined: Nov 30, 2008
Posts: 9

Even though I don't want to focus on web "view layer" development, I think it's important to learn a web framework. I hear Struts is the most used, estabilished and that version 1 is widely used, while version 2 is not so much because it comes from a different codebase. Concerning career planning, what would be better to learn? Struts 1 (even being obsolete) or Struts 2?

What about JSF (JavaServer Faces)? Do companies care about it as much as they do for Struts?

Thank you
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 3341
If you understand the Web development concepts and technologies like JSP, Servlets, HTTP paradigm, MVC architecture, etc then Struts 2 will be a good place to start.

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Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9101

This question comes up in the struts forum all the time. Here is one typical discussion. Try searching the forum for others.
As Arulk says, learn the basics first as most frameworks build upon them.

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Alberto Ridolfi

Joined: Nov 30, 2008
Posts: 9
Hello mate, thanks, I will take a look at the Struts forum. Thank you
Pankaj Halder

Joined: Sep 10, 2008
Posts: 25
Why not Flex?
I agree. Here's the link:
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