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Framework vs. Engine

 
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Not sure I catch the subtle difference between these two concepts. I am wondering why Struts and Turbine are both frameworks but Velocity is just a template engine? What makes JUnit a testing framework?
Can someone pls enlight me? Thanks.
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I don't think I have the exact answer but I think a framework would provide just that, a conceptual structure that you would then implement or use to achieve your own goals.
I think of an engine as something which more directly provides functionality.
Maybe others can provide a better or more detailed definition?
 
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