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Package structure in Struts

Clifford Adams
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 50
I'm looking for some best practice advice here. I am starting on my first Struts project of any substance. Previously I have always had everything in the same package: formbeans, actions, utility classes, and other beans. I am thinking that if all of these files are in the same package, it's going to be a pain to find one in particular.

So does it make sense to have seperate packages for beans, actions, utilities, etc? Does this pose any problems or headaches?

Thanks
Sheldon Fernandes
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Joined: Aug 18, 2004
Posts: 157
Packaging is important, especially in big projects. Even in small projects, it makes sense to package classes.

How you choose to package classes is however a matter of debate.
- The conventional approach would be as you have thought "seperate packages for beans, actions, utilities".
- However some people advocate packaging as per functionality rather than type of classes.

In any case, I have not faced any problems/headaches because of packaging.
Peter Laurinec
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Joined: Sep 13, 2004
Posts: 52
Yap thanx for you answer.
I know that its hard and anyone can have and like his own convention but why to reinvent the wheel again ?
Can anyone post here some example that he uses/found somewhere and thinks its quite a good way how to dont get lost.

Appreciate


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