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Difference between Struts and JSF

Ashwini Pathak
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Joined: Jul 03, 2012
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I am going to design a new web application with mainly following requirements.
1) Presentation layer should be simple .
2) There will not be much validations at the Presentation layer.

For this application design , I need to compare Strust and JSF framework on following criteria.
1)Modularization
2)Maintanibilty
3)LightWeight
4)Scalable
5)Ajax framework
Can anyone help me on this .
Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to the Ranch

That sounds like a final-year project, and is also too difficult for this forum. I shall move the discussion and hope I move it to the right place
Ashwini Pathak
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Its not the final year project. Am a working professional, but I am really not getting the actual pointers to compare these two frameworks on the mentioned ponits. Some people must have experienced the pros and cons of this frameworks while working , I am new to both so cant compare
William P O'Sullivan
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Joined: Mar 28, 2012
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Struts(2) is more of an MVC pattern, and relies on actions,controllers,interceptors etc.
Using Ajax or such with JSP pages is perfectly doable also.

JSF is primarily a component driven architecture, where pages consist of independent "units" with one or more backing beans.
The lifecycle is quite interesting. It also has tremendous Ajax support for partial page refreshing.


You can actually combine the two, or better yet use JSF with Spring MVC !!

WP
Mohana Rao Sv
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@William Thanks for your inputs

JSF Features
where pages consist of independent "units" with one or more backing beans.
The lifecycle is quite interesting.

I was recently started working on JSF I found JSF very similar to Struts2.
Can you please explain the above points briefly.


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William P O'Sullivan
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There are plenty of resources out there.

I will not do your research for you.

Any modern framework will satisfy your 4 needs, if you utilize it properly.

WP
Ashwini Pathak
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Joined: Jul 03, 2012
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Thanks everyone for your reply .
Ashwini Pathak
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Hi Everyone,

In case of JSF , does it impact scalability of the application as JSF maintains the state of each UI component?
 
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