Sunday, April 22, 2007

Artcile Spring Web Flow JavaLobby

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Spring Web Flow Examined

MVC frameworks have been around for many years. But what do they do? Why do we prefer to write code in actions or handlers instead of in servlets or JSP's. Why we do not prefer logic in JSP's is pretty obvious. But why don't we write our own servlets? Out of the numerous advantages offered by MVC frameworks over plain servlets the most important advantage is probably flow control.

Introducing Spring Web Flow

You will find Spring Web Flow a very powerful page flow management tool that circumvents limitations of classic MVC frameworks. Struts and JSF integration are shipped with Spring Web Flow making its integration in your existing environment straightforward. A number of sample applications - including a Struts and JSF integration examples - are a good starting point to get your hands dirty.