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Exposing a struts app as a web service?

Ben Ethridge
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Joined: Jul 28, 2003
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Assuming that it is a "well-designed" MVC struts app, is it easy to expose that strut app as a web service?

Ben
Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
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A Struts application is Web application that interacts with humans. A web service interacts with programs. Therefore, turning a Struts application into a web service wouldn't really work.

However, a well-designed Struts app will have a model that has no dependencies on Struts or any other view framework. It would therefore be relatively easy to take some of those model classes and methods and give them a web service interface using one of the many tools available for turnig Java classes into web services.


Merrill
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