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saoj



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And now it is official: The OpenSolaris project website is using Mentawai for its SCM (Source Code Management) web interface!

Gary Pennington from Sun wrote:


I work for Sun Microsystems Ltd and I'm involved in making a decision
about Web Application Frameworks. The OpenSolaris website is currently
implemented using WebWorks2 and, to a limited extent, Spring. In my
opinion this is too heavyweight for our needs and I'm hoping to
introduce a light-weight framework for any new website development.

I read about Mentawai with great interest. I share your belief that
scattering the execution path for an application betweem Java and XML
is a recipe for disaster. So far, Mentawai looks like a great candidate
for us to use.

(...)

So, I thought I would just drop you a quick email and ask how things
were going. Is there likely to be a new release of Mentawai anytime
soon? Is anything going to change drastically so that I should wait
for a new release before proceeding

(...)

One other thing. I read the comments on your article in JavaWorld and
I was amazed that there were so many ignorant and stupid people with
time to waste writing such pointless drivel. I do hope that you
weren't bothered by some of the dumb comments that were made.

(...)

My opinion is that it's a mistake to scatter application flow control
in annotations through classes as it limits re-usability.

(...)

Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you.

 




Sergio Oliveira

saoj



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http://chorem.labs.libre-entreprise.org/

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Julien wrote:


In fact, Chorem is using Mentawai. Chorem is a simple ERP (Entreprise
Resource Planning). Currently, Chorem manages projects, contacts and
accounting. As this is a web application, we need a controller part,
Mentawai is perfect for that. It is easy to use, extensible and have a
good philosophy.

 



Sergio Oliveira

saoj



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Bruce Tate / Author of Better, Lighter, Faster Java and Beyond Java

http://weblogs.java.net/blog/batate/


It's the first I've seen of it. Looks like it's moving in the
right direction... Less XML, more convention, and less
configuration can only be good...
 

Sergio Oliveira

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Ilya Sterin wrote:

Wow, this is actually pretty cool. I mean, it took me 2 minutes to read the starter page and understand the way it functions, etc... This is the most straight forward implementation I've ever seen.
 


Sergio Oliveira

saoj



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Hey Sergio,
I found out about your Mentawai project from someone's note at
Serverside discussion board yesterday. Since that I have downloaded
all examples and been reading a lot about your work. I run it with
Resin Servlet container and I am really amazed. It's something I have
been looking for. Nice, small, simple and have lot useful function
that saves time (and I don't need to reinvent the wheel). Also helps
me to understand MVC paradigms.
Thanks much for good work.

Jan Svoboda (Prague, CZ)
 

Sergio Oliveira

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This site, with Mentawai and pBeans, was a completely different experience. I've loved both, especially Mentawai. It is just powerful enough to do what it is supposed to do, and simple enough not to get in the way of getting the job done.

Nussbaums
 


More info in his powered by Mentawai site: http://nussbaum.homeunix.net/index.mtw

Sergio Oliveira

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Leo Wraith wrote:

I have been working with Java for a few years now but most of my development has been using Model-1 with Javabeans for the business rules. Because of the fact that many companies are now either using a proprietary MVC framework or one of the many open source frameworks available on the web, I decided to start learning the Model-2 MVC to make myself more marketable.

For the past 6 or 7 months I?ve been familiarizing myself with many of the well know frameworks like, Struts2, Webworks, Spring, JSF, MyFaces, Stripes, Seam and others. As I familiarized myself with the different frameworks I noticed that many of them required lots of configuration and made development tedious and complex. Many of these frameworks made the development of an application more difficult than it has to be so I was soon disappointed and frustrated with what I had learned.

Recently, I discovered the Mentawai framework and it was love at first site. I downloaded the framework and briefly went through the quick start-up tutorial and found that it was incredibly intuitive and straightforward to work with. I also found that the users in the forum were very enthusiastic about Mentawai and were all too eager to help a newbie like myself.

As a result of my discovery, I?ve been recommending Mentawai to all the companies that I have dealings with in my professional life. Some of the companies that I have recommended Mentwai to are:

Grassroots Bittime
Techfone
Visa International

I hope to soon have a sample application that can be post in the forum and make available to others that are starting to use the Mentawai framework. I will keep you posted!

Kind regards, Leo
 


Sergio Oliveira

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Sven wrote:

Hi everyone,

first of all I must say that I really like the Mentawai framework. It's incredible how fast you receive results with it. This really is rapid development! Also the concept of Actions, Filters and Consequences is very well thought out!

I've written a filter which some others might find useful to: the PaginatorFilter.

The PaginatorFilter can be used to page data, for example search results. It works with arrays and the Collection framework. I know there's a PaginatorTag but the PaginatorFilter is very useful in conjunction with Ajax, when you return XML or JSON data. I use the PaginatorFilter for an Ajax search request along with JSON data.

The PaginatorFilter contains of the PaginatorFilter class itself and a Paginator POJO class, which contains the paged data and some other useful information.
 


Sergio Oliveira

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Kabrob wrote:

I think I'm falling in love...

I just made a jsp page with no html markup in it, and Mentawai happily returned what I wrote - and nothing more. That means a jsp file can be used to return any kind of xml, scripts or html fragments. I doesn't get any simpler than that.

(...)

I wasn't thinking of placing java code in scriptlets. I'm working as a web gui developer with some experience with java frameworks. So I'm more interested in what I can do with technology rather than the technology itself. That's also the reason for my enthusiastic response to Mentawai's simple approach.

(...)

And if you wondered - I think my only true love is Mentawai!
 

Sergio Oliveira

 
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