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IBM Rational Application Developer V6 Portlet Application Development and Portal Tools by Ryan Wilson, Gianfranco Rutigliano, George Kroner, Belen Gonzalez, Karla Galvan, Cristiano Cesario, Juan R. Rodriguez

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13. Struts portlets

Struts is a very popular open source framework that embodies the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The Struts framework is an open source project of The Apache Software Foundation and can be used to effectively design Web applications as well as portlet applications.

The Struts portlet framework was implemented by IBM so that applications written based on the Struts framework could run in WebSphere Portal environment, as well as to enable the development of portlets using the Struts framework.

In this chapter we provide an overview of the Struts framework and discuss the main differences that exist when using the Struts portlet framework.

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