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how fast to develop Struts 2 app?

Anthony Karta
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I understand that Struts 2 (or JSF) is a baking beans for presentation layer.

What is the strategy to develop a front end layer quickly using current technologies (ajax, javascript, dhtml)? for example, should I use Dreamweaver or similar tools (any suggestion?) and then update/add Struts HTML control to HTML pages?

any advice welcome.

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Hussein Baghdadi
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I'm not trying to be smart but Struts2 and JSF aren't backing beans for the presentation layer.
Struts2 is MVC web framework, JSF is component-based web framework.
Personally, I don't recommend DreamWeaver at all (you aren't web designer, are you)?
DreamWeaver isn't Java IDE, you don't have refactoring, auto-complete, debugging lablabla.
Even worse, if you took the DreamWeaver route, you have to work with two different tools: DreamWeaver (your pages) and your Java IDE (your logic).
If I were you, I will use IntelliJ (which worth every cent you spend) or NetBeans 6.
Freddy Wong
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If you still prefer to use Dreamweaver, you should try Facelets, which is an extension for JSF and it's designer-friendly. Meaning that you can do your design in Dreamweaver and the rest in your favorite IDE. Alternatively, you can try another framework, such as Wicket, which is also designer-friendly.

With struts, if you try to do it in Dreamweaver, I guess that will cause more work for you later on.


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Anthony Karta
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as far as I know, we need to add Struts control objects to HTML pages such as checkboxes, drop down list, text fields, hidden fields.

How we can achieve these changes with collaboration from web designer? I'm sure they won't use IntellJ.

thanks again

Originally posted by John Todd:

Struts2 is MVC web framework, JSF is component-based web framework.

Even worse, if you took the DreamWeaver route, you have to work with two different tools: DreamWeaver (your pages) and your Java IDE (your logic).
If I were you, I will use IntelliJ (which worth every cent you spend) or NetBeans 6.
 
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