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Struts and JSF

Albert Nunes

Joined: Mar 22, 2004
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Are Struts and JSF independend technologies ? If no, what is the relation between them ? Do I have to study struts before studing JSF ?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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If you are just starting out, I would recommend learning JSF by itself. (or struts by itself.) While the two can be used together, that's best for Struts shops that have a lot invested in their way of doing things and want to switch over slowly.

Both are web frameworks, but the flow is somewhat different.

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Alexandru Popescu
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Indeed they are independent. While Struts is one of the oldest and most used frameworks born directly from the developers, JSF is supported with a JCP created spec. The problem I see with JSF is that there are not too many implementations of the framework (I may be wrong but I think in fact there are only two)


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Matt Raible
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Here's a post from Craig McClanahan that might help clear things up:


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