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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.


 

helma

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

 

stripes

Stripes is a Java web framework that makes web development as easy as it should be. It requires zero external configuration beyond the registration of one servlet and one filter. Stripes includes simple yet powerful solutions to common problems such as indexed properties, multi-event forms, localization and use of domain objects in the web tier. All of this in a compact framework with hardly any dependencies!

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 


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