Way back in time I worked on early releases of BEA’s Portal server. At the time they had their own MVC framework webflow, and it was a little painful to use (Remember the Rational ROSE tools for the Commerce product?).
However, that was many many years ago, and it has gotten better each release.
Now a lot of the same learning, is in place with Apache Beehive NetUI and PageFlows frameworks.
The Spring guys came out with a WebFlow component, which covers some of the same ground. How do they compare? At a high level their pro’s are:
WebFlow, although immature, does have an interesting goal in that it works on top of ANY web framework, and isn