"The Problem is Choice."

Containers, containers, containers. Boy there are a lot! It can be very daunting to figure out what container you need or should use. This page tries to give a fair answer. In my not so humble opinion, you should still do your own evaluation, rather than trust me to have the right answer.

It's assumed you're sold on java, know what a container is, and are otherwise a reasonably experienced programmer.

Decision-making for dummies

This questionairre doesn't take into account a huge amount of choices. It will most likely give you a suboptimal choice most of the time. However, mostly all of the projects (exception: geronimo) referred to are stable projects of rather high quality.

Feature-based decision-making

You might want to take a look at this container database.

Sensible decision-making

Look at that database referred to above and the process outlined above. A few things to look out for:

and so on and so forth. Lastly...


The above is currently just the ideas of a single person. Feel more than free to add and correct. If you're not sure you're being objective enough, add your comments below instead of just changing the main text.

WhichContainer (last edited 2009-09-20 23:25:46 by localhost)