Struts 2 Tutorials covered in this section is developed using the latest version of Struts 2 framework. Latest version of Struts 2 at the time of writing this tutorial is Struts 220.127.116.11. Here we have discussed the improvements and bug fixes in the Struts 2 framework.
The latest version of Struts 2 is version 18.104.22.168, which released in June 2013. There are bug fixes and improvements in this version of Struts 2 release. It is at present the most stable version of Struts 2.3 series. Many security issues and bugs that were present in the earlier version of Struts have been resolved.
Apache Struts is open-source framework that is used to build, deploy and maintain web applications both for web and intranet. Struts use a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture where Model represents database code, View represents design code and Controller represents navigational code. MVC design pattern of the Struts 2 framework gives great advantage and enables the developers to quickly build applications.
Tutorials of Struts 2 version 22.214.171.124
Basics of Struts 2
Learn the basics of Struts 2 framework and familiarize yourself with features and capabilities of latest Struts framework. Struts 2 is based on MVC (Model-View-Controller) Framework. This latest version has made the web development easier for the developers.
Core components of Struts 2 version 2.3.15
Learn about the core components of Struts 2 version 126.96.36.199.
Controller is implemented with a Dispatch Filter and Interceptors. Model is implemented with Actions. View is implemented with a combination of result types and results.
Value Stack and OGNL provide linking between the other components.
The Model-View-Controller framework in Struts 2 has five core components:
Struts 2 Configurations
Learn about the different configuration options of the Struts 2 based project.
Creating Form based application in Struts 2
Struts 2 Interceptors:
Interceptors can be configured according to every action. They can execute a code before and after an Action is called. Interceptors help in implementing double-submit guards, type conversion, object population, validation, file upload, page preparation, etc. Interceptors are defined in a stack, which in turn decide the execution order of the Interceptor.
Struts 2 Tags
Struts 2 Tags are of two types:
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