Brian Walsh has a new article up describing how to transform a Struts2 CRUD application into an RIA using TIBCO General Interface. Walsh walks through changing one of the sample Struts2 applications to use some of TIBCO GI's components.
The Apache Struts Team has announced that version 2.0.6 will be released as General Availability (GA). This is an important milestone since GA is the project's highest quality grade. This also marks the first GA release with the integrated WebWork 2 code base.
In this third and final part of the Struts 2 migration series, Struts committer Ian Roughely completes the migration of a Struts app to Struts 2, by migrating the user interface - jsps & tags. This series teaches Struts 2 architecture & the differences in request processing as well as how to configure a Struts2 app and combine actions and JSP's.
Strecks version 1.0 was recently released. Strecks is a set of Java 5 specific extensions to the original Struts framework. Making heavy use of Java 5 annotations, it adds a number of modern features to Struts-based applications, including POJO actions, dependency injection, declarative validation and data binding, interceptors, pluggable views, as well as Spring integration.
Part 2 of the Migrating to Struts 2 article series has been published, and the first dev build of Struts 2 has also recently been launched. In this a Struts and Struts 2 app is compared and migrations identified including converting actions, config changes, and commonalites.
Backbase, a provider of AJAX-based Rich Internet Application (RIA) software, has released Backbase AJAX Struts Edition. The company hopes to extend the life of existing Struts based applications by enabling the addition of AJAX features.
Struts was first released in June of 2001 and has become the de-facto standard for web application development. In December 2002 it was announced that WebWork and Struts Ti would join forces to become Struts Action Framework 2.0 and the official successor to Struts. In a new InfoQ article series, Ian Roughley looks at the task of moving applications from Struts to Struts2.
WebWork committer, Patrick Lightbody, has announced Project Able: a complete Java web stack. InfoQ sat down with Patrick to discuss the philosophy behind Project Able.
After a heated discussion on the Struts-Dev list about the future of Struts and Shale, it has been announced late last week that Shale will become it's own top level Apache project, instead of a sub-project of Struts. This is good news for Struts and JSF developers, as the industry will not have clarity and also both camps will have greater freedom to evolve separately.
This casestudy takes a detailed look at the implementation and architecture behind the Brasilian National Healthcare System, a 2M line of code, truly mission critical Java application. Lessons learned, best practices, and details down to the interaction diagram are covered.