Apache Struts 2 is an MVC framework used for creating Java web applications. Web applications usually involve interaction with database, execution of business logic and rendering the result on the browser. If web applications are developed using only JSP/Servlets, at some. You signed in with another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session. You signed out in another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session. To refresh your session.
Struts 2 provides many features that were not in struts 1. The important features of struts 2 framework are as follows:
In struts 2 framework, we provide all the components (view components and action) information in struts.xml file. If we need to change any information, we can simply change it in the xml file.
In struts 2, action class is POJO (Plain Old Java Object) i.e. a simple java class. Here, you are not forced to implement any interface or inherit any class.
Struts 2 provides support to ajax technology. It is used to make asynchronous request i.e. it doesn't block the user. It sends only required field data to the server side not all. So it makes the performance fast.
We can simply integrate the struts 2 application with hibernate, spring, tiles etc. frameworks.
We can use JSP, freemarker, velocity etc. technologies as the result in struts 2.
Struts 2 provides various types of tags such as UI tags, Data tags, control tags etc to ease the development of struts 2 application.
Struts 2 provides three types of theme support: xhtml, simple and css_xhtml. The xhtml is default theme of struts 2. Themes and templates can be used for common look and feel.