The Apache Open For Business Project is an enterprise automation software project that includes ERP, CRM, E-Business/E-Commerce, SCM, MRP, and CMMS/EAM functions. It is a foundation and starting point for enterprise solutions and can certainly be used out of the box, but is also great for creating specialized applications.
Grails is a full stack framework for developing Web applications on the Java platform. It builds on the concepts introduced by frameworkds like Rails, Django, and TurboGears, but builds on established Java technologies like Spring and Hibernate. It includes an easy-to-use object relational mapping (ORM) layer, an expressive view technology, a controller layer, a command line scripting environment, an embedded Jetty container which is configured for on-the-fly reloading, dependency injection, support for internationalization (i18n), and a transactional service layer.
GvTags is a lightweight yet powerful tag library and template engine for the dynamic programming language Groovy. The tag library can be used to generate Web pages with powerful tag support. It can be used with the template servlet of GvTags (TagTemplateServlet) or with JavaServer Pages (JSP). The template engine can be used to generate any kind of text documents. Since it is written in Groovy and compiled to a Java class file, it can be used from Groovy as well as from Java.
Dove is an application that facilitates the distribution of documents to a variety of destination types such as email, local files, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, Samba servers, Windows network shared drives, and WebDAV servers. Being an abstraction layer over previously enumerated protocols, it allows sending of documents to email or to a WebDAV server with equal ease.
GreenMail is a suite of email servers for testing purposes and sandbox development. It supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP (including SSL) and can be embedded into any Java application or unit test. The GreenMail Service (SAR) extension runs as a JBoss embedded developer mail server sandbox, manageable via JMX.
Griffon is dekstop application development platform for the JVM. Inspired by Grails, it leverages the Groovy language and concepts like convention over configuration. The Swing toolkit is the default UI toolkit of choice however others may be used, principaly SWT and JavaFX. Developers may use a combination of the Groovy and Java as well as other JVM languages such as Scala, Clojure, Mirah, and Jython. It encourages the use of the MVC pattern and follows in the spirit of the Swing Application Framework (JSR 296) by defining a simple yet powerful application life cycle and event publishing mechanism.
Kundo provides a structured, convention based approach for Java builds. Kundo has a pluggable, extensible architecture; it harnesses the power and flexibility of Groovy and Ant to provide a highly configurable Java build framework. Kundo achieves this flexibility with a plug-in architecture that attaches behaviors (provided by Kundo plug-ins) to build lifecycle phases. Kundo consists of a kernel and a set of foundation plug-ins. The kernel is responsible for the orchestration of the multiple collaborators within the build system.
CTL is a cross-platform control dispatching tool that makes it easy to automate any kind of distributed systems management or application provisioning task. Rather than writing complex and error-prone scripts that over utilize "for loops", CTL handles the network dispatching for you and allows you to focus on the actual management tasks you need to accomplish. In addition to being a dispatching tool, CTL comes with pre-built cross-platform utilities so you don't have to script actions like file distribution or process and port checking. You can also write your own custom utilities and share them with others in your organization. Custom utilities are defined in XML, and your scripting can be done in multiple scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc.), *nix shell, Windows batch, and/or Ant.