Patrick Lightbody is talking about WebWork 2.2: JSR168 (Portlet) Support!.
Personally, I think that WW2 is a bit of a sleeping giant. It does a good job at hitting the niche that Rails hits wrt:
- Close to HTML on the view… but your code is not tied to request/session/…
- Simple, simple, simple
- interceptors are nice and clean
- Interesting Ajax support (and a lot more happening)
I hope that people take a fresh look at WebWork 2 and see the elegance, for those who aren’t into the component model.