Question

All,
I am looking to write an ecommerce application and debating using
rails or struts. Any advice as to which path to follow.

All,
I am looking to write an ecommerce application and debating using
rails or struts. Any advice as to which path to follow.

Use Rails :slight_smile:

Since that’s the obvious bias on this list, it’s hard to say anything
else without additional context. So I’m going to interpret the request
as just looking for a confirmation that its cool to do e-commerce in
Rails.

For examples of other e-commerce apps done in Rails, see
http://rubyonrails.org/applications

David Heinemeier H.
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On 1/6/06, David Heinemeier H. [email protected] wrote:

For examples of other e-commerce apps done in Rails, see
http://rubyonrails.org/applications

I think Davids interpretation of the question is probably right.

However, I wanted to add a question of my own. If you didn’t want to
use Rails, why in the world would you want to use Struts? There are
much better J2EE choices than Struts.

Curt

Curt H. wrote:

On 1/6/06, David Heinemeier H. [email protected] wrote:

For examples of other e-commerce apps done in Rails, see
http://rubyonrails.org/applications

I think Davids interpretation of the question is probably right.

However, I wanted to add a question of my own. If you didn’t want to
use Rails, why in the world would you want to use Struts? There are
much better J2EE choices than Struts.

There is, indeed.

If the Rails Way won’t do it for you, have a look at Spring WebFlow.

//Anders

Patrick

> Any advice as to which path to follow.

Start by rewriting your message subject (in a new thread).
With 400+ messages a day in this forum, people who have life skim the
list based on the message subject, and you may have lost valuable
opinions there.

I wonder how I came to read your message actually, but that’s another
“Question”.

Alain

Curt H. wrote:

[Patrick L. wrote:]

All, I am looking to write an ecommerce application and
debating using rails or struts. Any advice as to which
path to follow.

If you didn’t want to use Rails, why in the world would you
want to use Struts? There are much better J2EE choices than
Struts.

Go on Curt, tell us your preference!

Justin

Curt H. wrote:

If I were forced to do so, I’d probably use Spring, Hibernate, and Tapestry.

Those are good choices, and I would certainly go with the Spring and
Hibernate parts… while Tapestry is better than Struts, I can’t see it
ever achieving the dominance that Struts has had over the last five
years. I work with projects for large banks and insurance companies, and

  • in my view - it’s a difficult time to make a new strategic choice.

thanks!

Justin

On 1/7/06, Justin F. [email protected] wrote:

Struts.

Go on Curt, tell us your preference!

If I were forced to do so, I’d probably use Spring, Hibernate, and
Tapestry.

Curt

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