MVC Web Framework Shootout

Skill Level:

Choosing the proper web framework for your next development project can be very mind-numbing and time-consuming. The default answer is often go with Struts or simply roll-your-own. This session will describe the best practices and design patterns associated with web application architecture and demonstrate the creation of the same application in several of the most popular frameworks, such as Struts, WebWork, Tapestry, and Cocoon.

Neal Ford

Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler
at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of
passionate, purpose-led individuals, who thinks disruptively to
deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while
seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social
change. He is an internationally recognized expert on software
development and delivery, especially in the intersection of agile
engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored
magazine articles, seven books (and counting), dozens of video
presentations, and spoken at hundreds of developers conferences
worldwide. His topics include software architecture, continuous
delivery, functional programming, cutting edge software innovations, and includes a business-focused book and video on improving technical presentations. Check out his web site at