Re: latest best practice
I've been away from java dev for a couple of years and don't really
know what has happened in the interim. At that time, a typical web
app would probably use struts and personally i avoided EJB completely.
So, is JSF better than struts (or would you use both?).
I would go for JSF. Preferrable a JSF implementation with AJAX
Has EJB become easier to understand or is it better to use Hibernate
Is it best to use hammer or paint ? It depends a lot on what you
want to do. Hibernate is not a replacement for EJB's. Hibernate
is a replacement for entity beans. You may still need session beans
and message driven beans if you need that functionality. With EJB 3.0
(but note that the EJB 3 standard is not that widely used yet) the
difference between entity bean and Hibernate is much smaller
than it was.
The Spring framework is also rather hot. It is often combined
with Hibernate. But can also be combined with EJB's.
Has Google Web tool kit had an impact?
I do not know. I though GWT was Java code being compiled
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