Struts, Spring, Tapestry, oh my!

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 15:05:13 MDT 2005


JStay at mediageneral.com wrote:

>>Can you mention some of the reasons you like Catalyst more than Rails?
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>>-Dennis
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>I just don't like Rails because everyone is hyping it as a "the next and
>best new thing", whereas MVC-based framework models have been around for
>awhile.  To tell you the truth I haven't tried it yet so I can't give an
>unbiased opinion at the moment.  I would be interested in seeing a
>comparison however.  I like Catalyst because a) it's Perl, b) it's
>self-sufficient (has it's own server for testing and development), c)
>its configuration is in Perl, d) it accepts regex's as url listeners, e)
>I like the maintainer's name, and f) it's Perl.  There's a good article
>by Jesse Sheidlower, the maintainer/pump king of Catalyst explaining how
>to get an AJAX-based WIKI up in 30 lines of code that to me explains it
>all:
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>http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2005/06/02/catalyst.html
>
>Jesse
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IMHO Struts is really the best way to go, you have a WAY more active, 
enthusiastic, as well as experienced community to draw upon.



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