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Wicket vs Spring WebFlow?

Charlie Fineman

Joined: Sep 02, 2005
Posts: 4
We are about to embark on choosing a new controller after a couple of unhappy years with something that one of our guys built in house. There are two main goals we have:

1) Avoid XML hell
2) Easily integrate with Spring interfaces
3) Really clean view separation (we have a CMS we pull a lot of stuff from and make heavy use of XSL)

One of my guys did a quick prototype of one of our Apps using Wicket and I was really pleased with the results. Next I'm gonna have him do the same thing in Spring WebFlow.

I'm sure we will come up with our own pros/cons but I'd be interested in everyone else's perspective since obviously a POC will not touch on all potential issues.
Gregg Bolinger
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Are you sure it was Spring WebFlow and not Spring MVC? You can't create a web application with WebFlow alone.

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Martijn Dashorst
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Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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1) Avoid XML hell

2) Easily integrate with Spring interfaces

3) Really clean view separation (we have a CMS we pull a lot of stuff from and make heavy use of XSL)


I think we have your bases covered .

Other then these answers, I'm not sure what you are trying to ask us?
Eelco Hillenius
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Joined: Apr 23, 2008
Posts: 37
Here's a rant a wrote on 'flow' in web applications a while ago. You might find it entertaining :-)
Peter Thomas

Joined: Jun 07, 2005
Posts: 4
I made a presentation on Wicket recently and it contains a bit of comparison of Spring Webflow vs Wicket based on the learnings from a real life migration. You can find the slides here, and compare notes:


Hope this helps.
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