I had to answer the following question: Shall we use a Portal and if yes, should it be Liferay Portal or Oracle Portal? Or shall we use just one or more Java web frameworks? This article shows my result. The short answer: A Portal makes sense only in a few use cases, in the majority of cases you should not use one. In my case, we will not use one.
In this article, I will tell you about my experiences with Spring Roo. I will give recommendations when to use Spring Roo and when not to use it (yet).
The following article shows a categorization of Java / JVM web-frameworks, considering different types of web applications. The intention is go give an overview, not to start a flame war.
I used SmartGWT in our last project (duration: 6 months) – that is a component library for the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). I wanna share my experiences with that component library in the following. I show pros and cons of SmartGWT. Then I explain why I would use only a the client side of SmartGWT in future projects. I used SmartGWT Power 2.3 and GWT 2.0. All information is my personal opinion!