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Web Frameworks

spring

The Spring Framework provides solutions to many technical challenges faced by Java developers and organizations wanting to create applications based on the Java platform. Because of the size and complexity of the functionality offered, it can be hard to distinguish the major building blocks from which the framework is composed. The Spring Framework is not exclusively linked to the Java Enterprise platform, although its far-reaching integration in this area is an important reason for its popularity.

The Spring Framework is probably best known for offering features required to create complex business applications effectively outside of the programming models which have been dominant historically in the industry. Next to that, it is also credited for introducing previously unfamiliar functionalities into today's mainstream development practices, even beyond the Java platform.

This amounts to a framework which offers a consistent model and makes it applicable to most application types created on top of the Java platform.

 Modules

The spring Framework can be considered as a collection of smaller frameworks. Most of these frameworks are designed to work independently of each other yet provide better functionalities when used together. These frameworks are divided along the building blocks of typical complex applications:

    *Inversion of Control container: configuration of application components and lifecycle management of Java objects.
    * Aspect-oriented programming framework: working with functionalities which cannot be implemented with Java's object-oriented programming capabilities without making sacrifices.
    * Data access framework: working with relational database management systems on the Java platform using JDBC and Object-relational mapping tools providing solutions to technical challenges which are reusable in a multitude of Java-based environments.
    * Transaction management framework: harmonization of various transaction management API's and configurative transaction management orchestration for Java objects.
    * Model-view-controller framework: HTTP and Servlet based framework providing many hooks for extension and customization.
    * Remote Access framework: configurative RPC-style export and import of Java objects over computer networks supporting RMI, CORBA and HTTP-based protocols including web services (SOAP).
    * Authentication and authorization framework: configurative orchestration of authentication and authorization processes supporting many popular and industry-standard standards, protocols, tools and practices via the Spring Security sub-project (formerly Acegi).
    * Remote Management framework: configurative exposure and management of Java objects for local or remote configuration via JMX.
    * Messaging framework: configurative registration of message listener objects for transparent message consumption from message queues via JMS, improvement of message sending over standard JMS API's.
    * Testing framework: support classes for writing unit tests and integration tests.


 

aranea-web-framework

Aranea is an Open Source (APL 2.0) Java Hierarchical Model-View-Controller Web Framework that provides a common simple approach to building the web application components, reusing custom or general GUI logic and extending the framework. The framework enforces programming using Object-Oriented techniques with POJOs and provides a JSP tag library that facilitates programming web GUIs without writing HTML.

 

maverick

Maverick is a Model-View-Controller (aka "Model 2") framework for web publishing using Java and J2EE. It is a minimalist framework which focuses solely on MVC logic, allowing you to generate presentation using a variety of templating and transformation technologies.

 

roma-meta-framework

Roma Meta Framework is a Open Source initiative to make Java application development easy. The approach is totally DDD, let's think to the domain of your application and Roma will makes the rest: persistence (database), presentation (HTML + Ajax), logging, user management, sessions, etc.

 

chrysalis

Chrysalis is a Java web development framework. It has a different focus from most Model-View-Controller (MVC) web frameworks. Chrysalis controllers resemble normal Java classes with multiple methods. Client request URLs are mapped to each controller method.

 

openxava

XML / Java Framework to develop J2EE business applications rapidly and easily. It is based in business components defined with XML. Feature rich and flexible since is used for years to create real business applications.

 

ztemplates

ztemplates is a framework for creating web-applications based on Java 1.5. Features:

 * new and unique action processing module
 * clean, technology agnostic urls
 * fully JSP, Velocity and AJAX compatible
 * state-free
 * invisible to the web-client
 * convention over configuration
 * extensible
 * small and modular

 

strecks

Strecks is a set of extensions to the Struts web development framework aimed at Java 5 users. The aim of Strecks is to enhance the capability of Struts in terms of productivity and maintainability. Strecks makes use of Java 5 language features, in particular JSR-175 annotations, to simplify the programming model for Struts applications.

 


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