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Building Java Web Applications with Tapestry

User: jarcher
Date: 4/25/2007 3:24 pm
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On Wednesday I attended a session named Building Java Web Applications with Tapestry by Howard Lewis Ship, which detailed the Tapestry framework, a framework for creating web interfaces that is very similar to Apple's WebObjects frameworks. The framework understands concepts of application, page, and components, and
has a MVC architecture with very similar architecture to WebObjects. It's based on the HiveMind framework, and is a very promising possible port for replacing WebObjects interfaces to applications. Evidently the 'Trails' framework (based on Rails, for Java) takes the architecture to the next step, allowing for a Direct2Web-like action for determining pages.
I'm very excited about this, for it gives a possible out for Pachyderm if we deem that WebObjects no longer works for us as a platform.
HiveMind: http://jakarta.apache.org/hivemind
Tapestry: http://tapestry.apache.org/tapestry4/
Trails: https://trails.dev.java.net/

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