Re: tiny java web framework

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Tue, 07 Jul 2009 18:17:21 -0400
markspace wrote:

Arved Sandstrom wrote:

markspace wrote:

Arne Vajh?j wrote:

szczepiq wrote:

I'm looking for zero-stack, zero-overhead, no ORM, no templates, no
MVC web framework for java. Suggestions?

I believe one of the lightest Java web framework you can find is:

Now that was interesting and useful. Thanks for pointing that out.

Call me skeptical. I don't doubt that Wicket is quite lightweight, but
in looking at their examples I don't see anything that I couldn't
accomplish just as easily (and cleanly) using JSF and Facelets.

Interesting from the perspective of something I didn't know existed. I'd
be concerned about deploying a framework that few folks know about.
 Will that raise the maintenance costs when it's time to finish up the

Wicket is not that unknown.

I have never used Wicket myself, but it is usually what is recommended
when a Java web app framework lighter than Struts and JSF is requested.

Everyone and their pet cat knows JSPs and Servlets, and Tomcat is the
reference specification. Lots of cheap hosting for Tomcat and Resin
too. I've never seen Wicket advertised on the web.

Wicket is a Java web app (servlet specification, war file etc.) that
can run in Tomcat.

It is just a bit different from Struts, JSF etc. in philosophy.


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