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Expresso Framework

Expresso Framework is an open standards-based J2EE architectural framework that allows the developer to concentrate on application logic. It is a library of extensible Java Server application framework components for creating database-driven Web applications based on open standards. Expresso integrates with Apache Jakarta Struts, which emphasizes presentation and application configuration, and bringing a powerful tag library to Expresso. Expresso adds capabilities for security, robust object-relational mapping, background job handling and scheduling, self-tests, logging integration, automated table manipulation, database connection pooling, email connectivity, event notification, error handling, caching, internationalization, XML automation, testing, registration objects, configuration management, workflow, automatic database maintenance, and a JSP tag library.

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  •  25 Jan 2005 17:34

    Release Notes: A minor cleanup was done for the final release of Expresso 5.6. The highlight of this release is the integration of new open source projects, including Struts Validator, Maven, and Velocity.

    •  10 Jan 2005 17:05

      Release Notes: This release has over 1000 CVS commits and includes some additional features, feature improvements, bugfixes, and documentation enhancements. New features include Struts Validator Integration, Velocity support, and Maven integration. Improved features include Stored Procedure support, and better Tiles support through TilesController. Many bugs have been fixed, and many PMD Code Violations were fixed. The documentation has also been updated. JDK 1.4 and Servlet 2.3 Specification or greater is now required.

      •  26 May 2004 20:39

        Release Notes: This release includes 60 new features, many feature improvements, package updates, bugfixes, as well as significant JavaDoc and documentation updates. New features include Struts 1.1 integration, JSTL integration, a component manager, enhanced Junit integration, an updated log manager, a refactored login and registration controller, an enhanced BLOB capability, job scheduling improvements, and much more. The DataObject API is now an interface for data persistence that DBObject implements.

        •  02 Dec 2003 15:47

          Release Notes: This release includes 6 new features, 14 bug fixes, 1 performance improvement, 5 changed features, and doc updates. New features include the addition of the postLogoutProcessing(), prePerform(), and postPerform() template methods. New DBObject methods include getFieldByte, getFieldBigDecimal, and getFieldShort. DBMaint Tag with new attribute. A DBObject Metadata factory method was added so that you can provide extended fields. The Crontab Management Controller is now accessible from the Operations Page.

          •  11 Oct 2003 19:16

            Release Notes: This release fixes a problem with Virtual Fields and DBMaint. Some issues with DBObject.deleteAll() were fixed. Some experimental JSTL-based tags are now available.

            Recent comments

            27 Nov 2001 11:37 scann

            Expresso Framework Struts its Stuff with Release 4.0
            Version 4.0 Press Release, a major release which now includes integration with the Apache Jakarta Struts, Framework. This is exciting because Struts and Expresso are by far the two most popular open source frameworks and comprise by estimates 85% of the OSS Java application development framework community market. This integration is important leap for Java developers utilizing either framework solution.

            20 Jun 2001 11:49 scann

            Re: Awarded for Outstanding Group Technical Contribution to the Java Community
            With the release of 3.1 Expresso surpassed 50,000 downloads and has more than 3450 developers on its listserv. In addition, it has an active online forum community for detailed development discussions covering many topics including integration with Struts. We hope you'll check out the Expresso community....

            20 Jun 2001 11:36 scann

            Awarded for Outstanding Group Technical Contribution to the Java Community
            In addition to releasing Expresso Framework v3.1 at JavaOne, the Open Source Team for the Expresso Framework was the recipient of the prestigious 2001 Java Community Award for Outstanding Group Technical Contribution to the Java Community, at the Third Annual Java Technology Achievement Awards event, held during JavaOne in San Francisco. The event was sponsored by Java Pro magazine and Sun Microsystems. This award was one of 5 Java Community Awards for 2001.

            15 Mar 2001 16:13 scann

            Open Standards Application Development Framework Brews Third Major Release
            Version 3.0 Press Release http://www.jcorporate.com/html/news/Press/ExpressoRelease3.0.html

            Release 3.0 provides many new features and enhancements, resulting in a more powerful and flexible foundation for rapid development of robust and feature-rich web applications.

            06 Sep 2000 20:01 scann

            Pioneering Open Source Framework Empowers Developers to Shorten Time-to-Delivery
            Version 2.0 Press Release for Open Source Standards-Based Application Framework for building Distributed, Reusable, Component-Based Applications, and designed to shorten time-to-delivery of Web-based, business transactional applications.

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