1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 7, 2009 7:33 PM by Arbi Sookazian

    Why seam?

    marcelo gar Newbie

      Hi everyone;
      Sorry for my english.
      I have developed a seam application, and I want to show in my enterprise, so, they use it and seam framework from now on.
      In this way, I must justify seam over other technologies, like jsf, spring, etc.
      I would like to know if you know an article that explain what I'm looking for, or if possible, explain me why seam over other web frameworks.
      Thanks you very much!

        • 1. Re: Why seam?
          Arbi Sookazian Master

          I'm not sure if I've seen a side-by-side comparison of web frameworks including Seam.  Seam is not really a web framework, it's an integration framework and/or application stack.  Seam integrates JSF with EJB3 and builds/extends on functionality in JEE 5.  And you don't have to use JSF for your presentation layer, you can use Wicket, GWT, Flex, or Tapestry.

          From SiA:

          The Seam application
          stack includes the framework, the libraries, the
          build script and project generator, the IDE integration,
          a base test class, the Embedded JBoss
          container, and integrations with many technologies.

          Some of the main selling points of Seam are conversation support, jBPM integration, bijection, remoting, conversational web services, project generator (seam-gen), fix for LIEs via SMPC, PDF, Excel, Hibernate manual flush support, minimal xml coding, drools support, Spring integration, and much more.

          Best of all, the bits are free: Seam, Facelets, JSF Sun RI, RichFaces/ajax4jsf, Hibernate, JBoss AS

          The best resources to do your research are the ref doc, SiA book and the Yuan book.  You will find many similarities (and differences) between the Seam stack and the Spring stack, both of which have influenced each other to a great extent.