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Should I even bother learning JSF?

 
Timothy Sam
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I'm currently more in-depth with Struts. I haven't tried any other frameworks so far but i in case I need to learn another one... Why should I choose JSF over the other?
 
Adeel Ansari
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- Specified by Java vendors
- Highly supported
- Plenty of tools available
- Component based framework
- Short learning curve
- Easy to develop
- Not just bound with HTML. Can render other markups
 
Anthony Karta
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Originally posted by Adeel Ansari:
- Specified by Java vendors [agreed]
- Highly supported [agreed]
- Plenty of tools available [only few imho]
- Component based framework [agreed]
- Short learning curve [how?]
- Easy to develop [really?]
- Not just bound with HTML. Can render other markups [agreed]
 
Sandeep Ghosh
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Thinking of learning a new framework? Do what I do. Go to a popular job site in your region. Do keyword search on all of your candidate framework (you will of course not search for Struts) and write down the count of each search result. Framework with highest count is what you are looking for.
I have serious reservation on
- Short learning curve
- Easy to develop

Well maybe I am not a fast learner.
 
Timothy Sam
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- Short learning curve
- Easy to develop


I will take note of these ones. I hope you guys are so right about this. Thanks!
 
Rafa de Castro
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- Short learning curve
- Easy to develop


I don't think so ;) ;)

It has many benefits but sure those two aren't true.
 
Adeel Ansari
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I think a bit different. It took me just a week to come up with a small JSF app not smaller. It took lesser then Struts or other related framework. May be if you go deeper and deeper and try to custom almost everything it gets difficult. Getting basics and coming up with a mini app is a piece of cake.

I found ResultSet and Rowset manipulation with JSF for prototyping stuff is very simple and straight forward.

Regarding ease of development again there are some nice tools which dramatically reduced the development. Such as JDeveloper and Studio Creator, I jsut tried these. Moreover, you will definately get good tutorials on JSF and JSF with JDeveloper and stuff like that.

May be its just me.
 
Adeel Ansari
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Some words from Gregg:
"I've used both Struts and JSF and I found JSF a lot easier to get a quick handle on." - refer to this thread.
[ September 13, 2006: Message edited by: Adeel Ansari ]
 
Adeel Ansari
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Tools available:

- Sun Studio Creator
- BEA Workshop
- Oracle JDeveloper
- IBM Rational Suite
- Exadel
- Eclipse Plugin
 
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