Of J2EE and Spring

I’ve used Apache Struts for a few of the projects we’ve had to do at work now. It’s a great framework… but I think it’s beginning to show a few signs of age. Although there are still a large number of development projects using Struts, I think if you’re going to start a new project, it might be a good idea to try out something more modern.

Enter onto the scene the Spring Framework. I’ve been using Spring for a while now — firstly I just used the JDBC abstraction layer, then I started to use the application context (“Spring Beans”!), and just recently I’ve got into the Web MVC part of it. I’ve been more and more impressed! I would suggest looking into it, if you’re starting a new J2EE web application. I might even get around to writing a quick tutorial or sample application…

Anyway. What else has been happening this week? Not much really! On Wednesday, Philippa and I went to our Moore Course group meeting. The Moore Course is a theological correspondence course run by Moore College in Sydney. I think I might have mentioned it here before… anyway, the first meeting of the first module was on Wednesday, and apart from us getting lost on the way it went very well! I think we’ll enjoy the course, and I don’t think it will be too much of a drain on time.

That’s all for now…


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