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Struts1 or Struts 2?

Abhi Agar

Joined: Jun 15, 2010
Posts: 26

It has been a while, since I have been working on Struts 2. I have made very simple applications with it.

But now, our team has to build a COMPLEX real-world project. I was first of the view to use struts 2.
But then, my team mates say that struts1.3 is used in industry and struts 2 has STILL not been adopted enthusiastically by industry.

And besides, owing to my personal experience, I know that online help for struts 1 is better, as more and more people are used to it.

What I am trying to put across is: due to its complex architecture and obscure OGNL struts 2 is hard to adopt, so should my team really go for struts 1?

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David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

There is absolutely no reason to use Struts 1 for a new project with all the better alternatives available. And there's nothing complex about the S2 architecture; it's simpler than S1, easier to test, more flexible, etc.--there's simply no comparison.

*No* framework will ever be embraced as thoroughly as Struts 1 was: the time for that has long passed. Much has been learned, the mistakes of S1 are well-understood, and *any* modern framework is a better option.
Mina Daoud
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Joined: Sep 24, 2010
Posts: 88
Struts 2 would be the best choice as it has simpler project structure, easy to use, has a lot of built-in stuff which will make your life easier, and solved a lot of bugs used to occurs in Struts1 (such as FormBean).
It's not true that Struts2 is not ready for complex application, it is used widely ( i am using it in the company i work for).
It is not hard to use it as you will find a lot of online resources which will help you

Good luck in your project
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