Java Web Frameworks

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Kaliemon, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Kaliemon macrumors member

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    Looking for any advice on using Java to develop web applications, not applets.

    I'm coming from a PHP with Zend Framework and Ruby on Rails background, but I am looking to expand my skill set.

    My Ruby and Java abilities are pretty even so the language is not a problem, just the use of Java as a server side language is something I haven't tried yet.

    I am hoping some developers will post which Java framework they use, if any, and why. Also if there is any benefit to using Java over RoR?

    Thanks, looking forward to the responses.

    p.s. I have been reading multiple reviews and comparisons out on the web, but I am looking for more first hand experience and recent views.
     
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    Alexandria, VA, USA
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    On a small project we used the MyEclipse IDE to generate JSP pages. The page flow feature is most impressive, showing a visual topology of how your scripts call other scripts, i.e. processing a form and a response page. Struts is a common framework from which alot of IDE's and coding platforms are based, from my limited experience.

    I found a nice page for you where you can check out a ton of Java based frameworks (Struts listed at the top) so you can read and compare features and usage and pick something best for you. I recommend using frameworks, even though some don't like the constraints involved, because it does save development time and allows much easier to port projects.

    Java frameworks: http://java-source.net/open-source/web-frameworks

    -jim
     

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