[Seaside] Seaside Vs Java Struts Wafer weblog comparison
whitney at cs.sdsu.edu
Fri Sep 26 23:44:20 CEST 2003
Last month Todd Blanchard posted his Seaside implementation of the
Wafer weblog. The Wafer weblog spec was created to compare different
Java frameworks for Web applications. The idea is to implement the
Wafer weblog using the different frameworks and compare the results. I
downloaded Blanchard's Seaside implementation and the Java Struct
version. I have no idea how the Java Struts version compares to the
other Java versions. It could be I picked a really bad Java example to
look at. Here are some simple comparisons.
First the total size of what one downloads for each version. Yes the
Java Struts download is ~160 times larger.
Java Struts Version 4.1MB (yes MB)
Seaside version 26,759 B (yes bytes)
# of Files
Java Struts Version 155
Seaside version 1
The struts version had a number of jar files that were needed to run
the example. The jar files are rather large, and most were not actual
created for the project. They were results of other projects. It also
had a number of XML files used to compile the example and configure
struts. So I looked at the source files in each version for an idea of
how much code one needed to implement each project. In the Java Struts
version there were Java classes and jsp files. Here is the total size
of the source files. The java struts version is 8.9 times larger.
Java Struts Version 239,330 B
Seaside version 26,759 B
Most of the Java struct version files contain a copyright notice. When
I remove the copyright we get that the Java struts version is 5.9 times
Source w/o copyright notice
Java Struts Version 159,554 B
Seaside version 26,759 B
Finally there is the number of classes.
Java Struts Version 36
Seaside version 12
I have no idea how hard it would be to actually run the Java Struct
version. I would have to at least download and install Java Struts and
what ever it needs to run. I did not try to look at the Java code to
understand it. Nor do I have any idea what Struts are, but have run
across a number of references to them.
Todd has a smaller version, which could change the comparison a bit.
URLs for downloading the code are below.
Blanchard's Seaside implementation
Java Struct version
Roger Whitney Department of Computer Science
whitney at cs.sdsu.edu San Diego State University
http://www.eli.sdsu.edu/ San Diego, CA 92182-7720
(619) 594-3535 (office)
(619) 594-6746 (fax)
More information about the Seaside