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What is Java Framework? Struts and�?

Bruce Jin
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Joined: Sep 20, 2001
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Is there a definition of Java framework?
Are Java Collection, Java IO (as in JDK) frameworks?
Is Apache JMeter Framework?
Thanks.


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Ajith Kallambella
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A framework is a collection of classes that achieve something in synergy. Struts achieves easy MVC implementation. Cocoon achieves XML publishing etc. Therefore Struts, Cocoon and such are frameworks.
JDK by itself is a class library. It is a toolkit of classes that are supported by the language and it is upto the ingenuity of the programmer to put the tools to use to solve a specific problem.
As you can see, a framework is a class library whereas the reverse may not be true.
This is just my opinion, I would love to hear what others has to say.


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