Thursday, October 19th, 2006
Java folk. Still writing Struts applications and want to spice them up with some Ajax?
Backbase has released a Struts edition that tries to help you out:
The Struts Edition provides a comprehensive AJAX development framework to ajaxify Struts-based applications. It combines the richness of AJAX on the client with the maturity of Struts on the server. Backbase takes care of all the AJAX plumbing work and makes AJAX development fast and easy for Struts developers. By allowing companies to leverage existing Struts code and skills, the Backbase AJAX Struts Edition extends the lifetime of the Struts-based web presentation tier and is an essential ingredient for application modernization.
The Backbase AJAX Struts Edition remedies both of these shortcomings:
- It allows rendering to the Backbase AJAX engine, allowing richer presentation through the use of pre-defined AJAX widgets and behaviors;
- It allows for partial page updates, i.e. a response that will update an area on the page instead of rendering a complete new page.
All of this works via struts taglibs that you can use. I do not know if they support the Struts Action Framework (2.0).
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:53 am