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Web Frameworks

rife

RIFE offers an alternative approach to web application development and design. It builds upon the Java platform, but offers all required tools and APIs to implement and perform all common website related tasks in a fast, intuitive and consistent manner. RIFE has been designed for perfect separation of tasks during a development cycle. Every developer, dba and designer only has to focus on his own tasks. At any moment the work can be effortlessly integrated with the work of the rest of the team. This results in a loosely coupled and very robust system. One can make incremental improvements with little or no risk of unwanted side-effects elsewhere in the system. RIFE is composed out of a large collection of modular parts, which include:

 * web application engine,
 * integrated web continuations,
 * customizable multi-format template engine (html, xml, sql, java, txt, ...)
 * support for template content transforming through for example XSLT,
 * authentication framework,
 * database query builders,
 * simple persistance layer,
 * fault-tolerant JDBC wrappers and connection pooling,
 * web-oriented database utilities,
 * central data repository,
 * cron-like scheduler,
 * configuration framework. The central part is the engine which formalizes all aspects of dynamic web development. It graciously solves all doubt, confusion and maintenance problems of HTTP's statelessness and liberal CGI interface.

 

pustefix

Pustefix is a framework that helps you to develop web based applications. The framework consists of two more or less independent parts: A machinery to apply recursive XSLT transformations that produces the UI of the web application. A Java framework that takes input from the UI to change the application data and supplies changes of the application data back to the UI. Together, the framework acts similar to the Model-View-Controller pattern (as far as this is possible in the context of a web application).

 

dwr

DWR is AJAX and XMLHttpRequest made easy. It makes it simple to call Java on the server directly from Javascript in the browser marshalling all the parameters and return values. It gets rid of almost all the boiler plate code between the web browser and your Java code. interaction diagram DWR helps you in producing highly interactive web-sites by providing some Javascript libraries to help with DHTML and by giving you a set of examples to copy from.

 

calyxo

The Calyxo framework encourages in MVC model 2 based web application development. It offers support for true modular applications, i18n, a flexible view manager, a powerful validation engine, and more.

 

helma

Helma is an open source web application framework for fast and efficient scripting and serving of your websites and Internet applications.

 

restlet

Restlet is a framework that brings the simplicity and efficiency of the REST architectural style to Java developers. It is composed of two parts, a neutral API and a reference implementation (Noelios Restlet Engine). It supports all REST concepts (resource, representation, data, connector, components, etc.) and is suitable for both client and server REST applications. The server connectors provided are HTTP (via Mortbay's Jetty or an adapter Servlet) and the client connectors are HTTP, JDBC, and SMTP (via JavaMail).

 

turbine

Turbine is a servlet based framework that allows experienced Java developers to quickly build secure web applications. Turbine is an excellent choice for developing applications that make use of a services-oriented architecture. Some of the functionality provided with Turbine includes a security management system, a scheduling service, XML-defined form validation server, and an XML-RPC service for web services. It is a simple task to create new services particular to your application.

 

wicket

Wicket is a Java web application framework that takes simplicity, separation of concerns and ease of development to a whole new level. Wicket pages can be mocked up, previewed and later revised using standard WYSIWYG HTML design tools. Dynamic content processing and form handling is all handled in Java code using a Swing-like component model backed by POJO data beans that can easily be persisted with Hibernate.

 


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