Scriptable Struts Actions

Jun 5, 2003 18:13 · 136 words · 1 minute read

I came across IBM AlphaWorks’ Struts Action Scripting a few weeks ago. It sounded interesting, but it suffers from the same problem as everything AlphaWorks: ambiguous licensing. It’s not open source, and it’s not even concretely commercial (there’s no defined “price” and distribution terms under which you can use the software). So, I’m happy to read about this project: Scriptable Struts Actions Using BSF

This project allows Struts Actions to be written in the scripting language of one’s choice rather than as Java classes. It uses the Beans Scripting Framework to allow scripts to be written in any language BSF supports like Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, BeanShell, and I believe even VBScript.

Actually, there is no license displayed anywhere for Struts BSF, but it does sound like the intention is for it to be open source.