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Strength and weakness of Struts

Elizabeth King
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Joined: Jul 11, 2002
Posts: 191
Can anyone list the strength and weakness of
Struts in terms of security, i18n, scalability,
extensibility?
Tim Holloway
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I can't quantify, but i18n and scalability have been major concerns with the Struts development team. To get the most i18n you'll need the new Beta - the production release has areas that they've addressed.
Security is less certain - I think they're mostly relying on the J2EE security mechanisms.


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Elizabeth King
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Joined: Jul 11, 2002
Posts: 191
Thanks Tim.
The J2EE security is mainly for EJB tier. I'm
thinking about security on web tier - user
authentication, access control, and single signon.

Is Turbine better in security and i18n
areas?
Ron Ditch
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Joined: May 16, 2002
Posts: 33
Security is a misnomer, b/c it is bigger than just the framework.
There is no built in functionality inside STRUTS to handle security. I would suggest abandoning the stupid ".do" which tells the world "I'm a STRUTS web application"!!!
The major down fall(s) of STRUTS in my view are posted below:
1) Only uses single servlet model
2) Does not have inherent Error Page subsytem included in tools (you must build these)
3) Implementation uses hashtable and Vector which are synchronized and not exceptionally fast.
4) Does not provide a BootStrap Servlet framework.
5) Documentation sucks!
6) No provided bug fixes. YOu have to wait till a volunteer posts a fix.
Granted there a multide of reasons why you should use struts, and the best is the validation framework.
Glen Cai
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Joined: Aug 24, 2002
Posts: 121
I was told that Struts is good for i18n, but
could not find any documents that support it.
Can anyone clarify it?


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