[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: MVC

From: Bill Burke <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 15:11:48 -0400

On 5/23/2014 4:36 AM, Sergey Beryozkin wrote:
> Hi
> On 22/05/14 22:05, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen wrote:
>> Dear Experts,
>> As you may have seen in the Java EE 8 survey, there was significant
>> interest in adding an MVC framework to the platform in EE 8. After
>> some analysis, we are convinced that the best place for this work is
>> in In fact, as many of you may recall, this was on our
>> list for JAX-RS 2.0 but we've never got a chance to discuss it in any
>> detail.
>> I'm aware of some discussion in the JSF alias in relation to MVC in
>> general, and its support as part of JAX-RS in particular. I plan to
>> send an e-mail to the JSF alias as a way to establish a liaison
>> between the two groups. I believe their expertise would be of great
>> value for us and will help us design a framework that addresses the
>> requirements of the EE community.
> Look forward to JAX-RS supporting MVC and SSE. As far as the future
> JAX-RS MVC is concerned, I hope it will not only target EE users though
> :-). i.e, it would work even if no JSF is available, but of course the
> input from JSF experts will be of great interest.
> Using Jersey MVC as a template would be a nice start IMHO, we have a
> less involved support for it, but I think it is close enough to the way
> Jersey does it in some cases.

I am 100% against MVC in JAX-RS. Are we really going to introduce a
legacy and now defunct pattern to JAX-RS? The trend and future is
Angular JS or GWT apps with simple RESTful back ends.

This is wrong guys. You will regret adding and it will end up on the
long list of Java EE features that nobody uses and bloat we'll have to

SSE and now MVC, I'm really disappointed in the direction of JAX-RS.

Bill Burke
JBoss, a division of Red Hat