Re: java web application: what I need except jsp & servlet ?

Lew <>
Thu, 10 Jan 2008 08:29:35 -0500
Mario wrote:

I need to develop small application with the table (insert, edit, delete,
sort), tree and menu. Standard stuff. I have Derby and Tomcat installed in
Eclipse 3.3.1. I figure out how jsp and servlet works, but I'm not sure
that jsp [sic] components will be functionally good enough for table manipulation.
Is there some components which are "better" and which I can use it in my
application? I would like to say no, jsp have preety good solved that stuff,
so that I don't learn anything new :)

Java Server Faces (JSF) might suit your needs. But even "regular" JSPs,
especially with the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), should be good enough
for what you're doing.

However, table "manipulation" as such could be tricky. There's a lot of logic
to it. But JSF, especially if you add the Apache Tomahawk library, has
components that implement a lot of the boilerplate logic.

Make sure to keep all explicit Java code out of your JSPs. JSF allows for
good model-view-controller separation.


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