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.
GIntegrator is a lightweight and simple enterprise application integration (EAI) software. With GIntegrator, users can build a SOA-based environment easily. GIntegrator runs atop a JVM and uses a very easy language to describe message routing rules. It leverages the principles of enterprise integration patterns (EIP).
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.
JCatapult is a development platform written in Java. Built for modularization, JCatapult allows developers to build modules such as a blog, content-management system, wiki, or any other reusable set of features and use them across multiple applications. Built on top of open source technologies, JCatapult is a robust and scalable platform. However, it is also agile and lightweight because it uses a convention over configuration approach.
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.