Apache Tiles

Saturday Nov 13, 2010

Why FINN.no chose Tiles-2

At FINN.no we were redesigning our control and view layers. We had already decided on Spring-Web as a framework for the control layer due to its flexibility and a design providing a simpler migration path. For the front end we were a little unclear. One of the alternatives we looked at was Apache Tiles. It follows the Composite Pattern... This meant it provided by default what we considered a superior design... It already had integration with Spring, and the way it worked ... gave us a clear MVC separation and an encapsulation ensuring single thread safety within the view domain.

Yet the most valuable benefits Tiles had to offer wasn’t realised until we started experimenting a little more…

The full story of FINN.no and Tiles-2 can be read here.

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