Monday, April 28, 2008

Need help with your conversations?

conversation.jpg The concept of conversations is crucial when developing web applications.

Conversation is quite a new buzz-word in the industry. It fits somewhere between stateful-navigation, flow-control and Unit of Work.

I first came across the concept when I was looking into Seam.
I think the developers of seam heavily coined the term and the importance of the concept.

In the Java world the foremost concern of conversations is to integrate the UI-framwork with your persistence-framework.

Apart from Seam others have tackled the challenge. Currently I am specificlly looking into the following two frameworks:

  • Spring Web Flow
  • Apache MyFaces Orchestra

  • Of course Grails (based on Spring Web Flow) offers also concepts that go in the same direction.

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