Thoughts on web application frameworks
Here’s a brain dump of my current thoughts on Web Frameworks:
- Click with OpenRico. A simple and effective however there are some gaps for more complex flows. Some good OpenRico examples for simple DHTML effects and AJAX.
- Wicket. More complicated than Click and generates less HTML for you. However, it would work well with Web designers – templates are valid XHTML. I like it but the documentation leaves something to be desired.
On the radar is JSF, GWT, Tibco GI, Yahoo UI, Dojo:
- JSF with an open source stack of MyFaces+Tomahawk + Facelets (templating to avoid JSP)
- GWT. Looks great for single-page web applications like Gmail.
will update again soon…