Comments on Ajax and Web Frameworks
My previous article on web frameworks and the impact of Ajax got a lot of interesting comments. In no particular order, here are some of the general themes...
- The correct way to view the solution is more along the lines of a component framework, not a single web monolithic app.
Let's be clear - the JSF framework, and the profusion of third party components, are a very Good Thing(tm). There are an awful lot of web frameworks for Java right now, thanks to the efforts of a lot of passionate developers, but (especially for people new to the platform) it can be a bit overwhelming.
"Web presentation developer" was suggested, but that seems awfully close to "web developer." Maybe something like "Ajax Java developer"?
As a final note, there is a java.net project called facelets that builds on Hans Bergsten's thoughts regarding JSF without JSP. I haven't had a chance to play with it in depth yet, but it looks interesting.
Oh, and BTW, we still have a couple of job openings. Tell 'em Will sent you.