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Craig Bull
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Ok rephrased this: Sounded a bit ambigous.

Were creating a media streaming website, using a custom build. We are online to implement it with Struts, however I have been reading a lot about JSF, and wonder how it would compare.

The MVC view will be relatively weighty towards the view with less not as much in the controller end.

Is it right to start builing on a framework with Struts as the Controller + JSF as the view? And if so what benefits would I recieve from doing so?

Or would it be better just to stick to struts.

The pages will need to be displayed in 10 different languages, if that is of any use.
[ September 27, 2005: Message edited by: Craig Bull ]
 
Craig Bull
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Re-phrased
 
alan do
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a colleague of mine wrote this: http://websphere.sys-con.com/read/46516.htm?CFID=94947&CFTOKEN=13640A52-F76E-500A-30CAB08CAE50A0DC

still, i'd go with just struts. here's a comparison of the frameworks: www.virtuas.com/osl-jwf-01.pdf . 10 languages is easily support by struts.

personally, i feel that all web frameworks generate HTML in the end. unless you move to macromedia flex or other RIA technologies, there aren't many incentives to override ease of maintenance, current skill sets, and widespreadness of struts.
 
Craig Bull
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Thank you for the reply. I wasn't sure there would be too many people involved with JSF to actually know the real life implications of putting it into a project.

I know struts is a good standard and JSF is newly emerging. Thank you very much for the resources.

The pdf is very nicely written. It is coming pretty much from the view I wanted. From all the information I have read it summarises to:

Struts is the standard, stick with it. HOWEVER watch the development of JSF as its future looks rosy.

Id really like if there was some standard enforced and not a mix of technologies. I.e. Craig McGlachlins new Shale Struts. It would be nicer if we had a clear seperation of processes i.e as in the trad MVC view. It sounds as if Shale will do something along the lines of that, I would rather it was Struts: Controller, JSF: View. No mix + match.
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Ergin Er
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This is what others may call "choice!"

.Net will also do the same things as J2EE for example. If you like working with struts, than stick with it. I like working with struts too, but there will be a time when struts won't be able to deliver the future project requirements. Then you can think of stepping over to new frameworks that do offer the requirements. This is called going forward.
I hope this doesn't turn into a "my framework beats yours" kind of thing
 
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ergin,
i absolutely agree with you. - alan
 
alan do
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Struts is the standard, stick with it. HOWEVER watch the development of JSF as its future looks rosy.

glad you see if the same way i did.
 
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