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To the Authors - Why JSF?

Michael Moser
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Joined: May 14, 2004
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What are the main benefits of using JSF over more established web app frameworks?

Thanks for any insights.
David Geary
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See my recent blog entry about some of the things that separates JSF (and other 2nd generation frameworks) from 1st generation frameworks such as Struts.


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Mary Wallace
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Hi David,
In a web app if the number of the pages are less would you recommend Struts or jsf. Which has a high learning curve?
Cay Horstmann
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If you are just starting out, then JSF would seem the better choice. Personally, I think it is cleaner and more coherent than Struts, and being an "official" Sun standard, it will be around for a while.

Cheers,

Cay


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Mary Wallace
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in visual stuio.net you can just drag and drop the componets. is there any pluggings for eclipse for that feature.?
Cay Horstmann
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1) There is an experimental client-side GUI builder in Eclipse. But it is not really ready for prime time.

2) I am not aware of a free Eclipse plugin for visual JSF editing. But Exadel's product is based on Eclipse.

Cay
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hi
i am a java and c# programmer,by comparison i find the jsf and asp.net are similar in the mechanism point of view.
 
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