In this second article on implementing Spring MVC in Java EE 6 we’ll take the metadata we extracted in part one and use it to invoke request mapped controller methods in response to web requests and then direct the user to a web page based on the result of the method. Read More »
One of the opinions I’ve had over the last couple of years is that Spring makes things look really easy, and CDI is a great dependency injection framework. Throw in this article suggesting you can build your own Java EE 7 and it sounds like a challenge, so for fun, I thought I might have a go at implementing a subset of Spring MVC on top of CDI with Java EE 6. Read More »
When I talked about how Context Matters When Discussing Frameworks I intentionally left out naming any picks because the point of that article wasn’t to start a framework debate (neither is this one, but at least it will get isolated in here). In this post, I’ll cover my choice of frameworks.
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Seam conversations have certain rules that you need to be aware of when using them. This article came about because for the last couple of years, the same questions have been asked on the Seam forums regarding conversations. It is also a couple of issues that cropped up while I was working on the Seam vs. Spring Web Flow articles. Some of the problems are uncannily similar with similar solutions, so parts of this series may be of interest to non-Seam users. Additionally, it seems like a lot of this stuff will also apply to the conversational pieces of JSR 299 – Contexts and Dependency Injection which will be a part of JEE 6.
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I’m looking at starting a new project and once again find myself choosing between frameworks. Having spent some time evaluating different ones I wrote up some notes to share and get some feedback that might alter my thoughts or opinions. Here’s the criteria I’m using to choose a framework in no particular order.
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In the fifth part of this four part series, I decided to give a non-conversational framework a try and implemented the same application with Wicket which is a semi-stateless framework.
(update : If you have already read the previous version only chapter 5 is new and has the Wicket example and final comparison.)
(Updated – 9 August 2010 – This was written in my pre-Maven days and after a few requests for working source, I’ve built the same project using Maven which can be downloaded. Just unzip the maven project, go to the directory in the command line and type
mvn jetty:run to start the server and deploy the project. Navigate to http://localhost:8080/swfproject/home.jsf or http://localhost:8080/swfproject/spring/testFlow to see the pages demonstrated in the tutorial.
I recently had to start another project using Spring Web Flow and found myself banging my head against a brick wall to get the web flow stuff set up and to request the page properly. As a result, I decided to write up my results as a quick how-to for other developers should they find themselves in the same situation and also as a reference for myself the next time I need to start a Spring Web Flow project using Spring Faces from scratch.This article is meant more of a “here’s-how” as opposed to a “how-to” or an “explain-why” so we’ll move at a quick pace with little explanation.
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The last installment is finally ready. After many a re-write and consideration of all the issues to come to a fair conclusion, especially as new versions were coming out and new features are being added, I’m finally able to publish it. Framework Comparisons – are they ever completed? Anyways, here it is in all it’s ….well, it’s here. Enjoy.
I know it has been a while since I pushed out my last piece on Spring Web Flow vs Seam, but I am still trying to get it ready. With Christmas, software releases at work leading to a hectic work schedule, and other stuff I have limited time. Furthermore, I am still re-writing parts of it, and I end up digressing into related info that is not central to the piece. Also, I am still having difficulty accurately writing up the final conclusion in a fair, and informed manner.
However, hopefully, I will get it completed in the next week here and I can get it released. I may also have some additional material for blog posts.
This is the third of a four part series comparing Seam vs Spring Web Flow (SWF),and looks at the Seam implementation of the sample application.