The Struts team just announced the Final release of Struts 1.1. This release includes significant new functionality, as well as numerous fixes for bugs which were reported against the previous release, and supersedes the earlier 1.0.2 version.
Links of interest
- Struts 1.1 Release Notes
- What’s new in Struts 1.1
- Struts 1.1 binary distribution
- The ServerSide discussion thread
It’s just been amazing to see how Struts has grown over the last few years — Starting as a simple MVC framework that was just a ‘controller’ servlet to this latest release that even makes coffee for you. A couple of months ago, a friend of mine (Rossi) asked me what I thought of Webwork – the competing MVC framework vs. Struts. I am a big fan of Rikard Oberg’s work since I got to know him ‘virtually’ in early 99 in the WebLogic newsgroups. Struts has grown and added a lot of functionality over time while Webwork has continued to stay lean and focus on the area where it adds value. Google found me this really interesting rant from Mike about why he likes WebWork. I guess time will tell. I need to spend more time with Webwork to really see how it competes with Struts and how it differs from it.