Regarding the "Reviews" section of TSS, I was wondering if it would be possible to add a new review section for application frameworks (e.g., Expresso, Tapestry, Turbine, and WebWork). I am very interested in the supposed benefits of using a framework but I have found the task of selecting a framework for my company to use to be daunting. I have installed various frameworks and tried playing with their demo applications but I think it would be very helpful if TSS members could post their experiences with a given framework when used in a real project.
- Posted by: Benjamin Haefner
- Posted on: April 08 2002 11:30 EDT
In a related issue, I thought it might be helpful if TSS could add a simple side-by-side comparison system like the one available (to compare DB engines) on the MySQL site. Such a tool could be used to compare different application frameworks and also for comparing application servers.
- Would like ability to review web application frameworks by Yogi on April 09 2002 08:32 EDT
- Would like ability to review web application frameworks by Mirko Novakovic on April 09 2002 09:53 EDT
- Would like ability to review web application frameworks by Floyd Marinescu on April 13 2002 13:16 EDT
- try the Wafer Project by Benjamin Haefner on September 03 2002 17:56 EDT
Such a section would really be useful ! Especially one which compared the frameworks at an architectural level, e.g. issues when deploying large applications, idioms, best practices, error handling, performance tuning, etc.
I agree. There are so many frameworks out there and it would be very helpful to have a feature matrix with which you could compare different frameworks of equal intend.
We have some big changes planned for the reviews area. What we are going to do is make it look more like the resources area, where reviews can be posted in free HTML, and on 'any topic' you like.
Once we have that, I would be ecstatic to get the type of reviews you guys are talking about! :) Unfortunately, we are not planning on any dynamic 'side by side' comparison features.
I recently became aware of a community effort to evalate the many open source application frameworks. It is called Wafer Project. While it is in the early stages, it promises some of the features that I was looking for when I posted this item.