Amiba is a Gene Expression Programming (GEP) framework for Java. GEP is, like genetic algorithms, a branch of evolutionary computing. The framework separates the process of evolution from the process of interpretation of the chromosome, allowing the use of various schemes. For example, graphs may be used as terminals and graph operations as operators in the chromosome instead of the usual double precision numbers. It implements mutation, transposition, and recombination. Options and rates are easily configured through an XML file. A mechanism to load fitness cases in bulk is also provided.
The Spiffy Framework is a collection of well-tested and often used helper methods and utility classes. Such methods and classes solve existing and recurring practical problems, and remedy annoying features of the Java language or its frameworks. The value of this framework is not only the code, but also the ideas for solutions to the problems. The goals are to collect and centralize "utility abstractions", and to serve as a repository of knowledge/smart ideas for programmers to learn.