Tonight I start my first GigaSpaces project. It’s been on my mind since last November, and it’s been building steam. Why do I need a JavaSpaces/OpenSpaces framework? This project is supposed to be for a larger user base (500+ to start), and based on my academic distributed computing experience, and the excellent posts on highscalability.com, I know I need to upgrade some of my current 3rd party libraries. For performance reasons, of course.
So, I’m going with Spring-2.5.3 for my AOP and DI needs; easy choice. Hibernate-3.2.6 for ORM (I’m staving off JPA, for as long as I can!). MySql-5.0 for database. The UI… Well, I haven’t decided. I know I have to start moving away from WebWork-2. This isn’t up for debate. But I’m torn between moving to Struts-2 (familiarity) or JSF (component-based). I read this FAQ entry for the differences between Struts-2 and JSF.
Update: After some discussion, and further research, I’ve decided to hold off on using JSF. Since it’s a fairly mature, event-based API, I definitely see myself using it in the near future. However, since scalability is the currently highest priority, I’m compelled to go with Struts-2. This also allows me to upgrade all my existing WebWork-2 projects…