- http://www.springframework.org – Running in drupal (PHP based content management site)
- I recently read blog about “Java Parallel Processing Framework”. When I visited their site, again it was PHP.
- And many many others.
- There is no simple content management system (CMS) in JSP world
- There are not enough JSP/Tomcat hosting available.
- We are using 3rd party hosting team, which prefers to use PHP
- There are many tools available in PHP, hence running whole website makes more sense.
Lets try to dissect each one by one.
There are not enough JSP/Tomcat hosting available.
We are using 3rd party hosting team, which prefers to use PHP
There are many tools available in PHP, hence running whole website makes more sense.
This is one of most important factor, which deciding between JSP and PHP based hosting. I did some research, I found tools which are not great as PHP counterpart, but they solve the purpose. For Forums
- Apache Roller
- TrackPlus (I just read their announcement on theserverside.com)
Continous Integration Tools
- Cruise Control
Now, I try to look at whole website hosting task at 35,000 feet. Basically, you want to spend minimal resources to get maximum UI experience. So if using vBulletin or phpBB makes my life easier then why I should stick to idealism of using j2ee? I can try to answer this by using these criteria
Q: I am selling/open sourcing j2ee product which is related to web-app development?
A: You should use JSP based hosting. It definitely puts good impression. Even better use your product in that webapp if possible.
Q: I am open source evangelist for java and j2ee but I still want PHP site?
A: Again, you should use JSP. If you can code in PHP, then you can code same functionality in JSP (assuming you are JSP developer)
Q: I need to use a tool which is perfect in PHP or Python (example Trac or vBulletin)
A: In this situation, using tool like Trac or anything else, shouldn’t matter. Basically, productivity matters. I would suggest to use hybrid solution. (Ofcourse SSO is nearly impossible)
I just read few more user comments. Almost every other user is recommending Drupal for CMS/Portal website. I wish, if something like that comes up in JSP world. If that is made on Spring, it’s even better.