Luxor is an open-source XML User Interface Language (XUL) toolkit in Java that lets you build UIs using XML and also includes an ultra light-weight, multi-threaded Web server, a portal engine, and a template engine. It is also Web Start-ready, as everything fits in a jar and requires no loose files.
WidgetServer is a Java/XML server-side GUI-framework which enables an application to run as either a monolithic Swing app, a client/server Swing app, or as a Web app without any change and without loss of functionality. An Eclipse Plugin is available as well. A rich widget set is supported that includes tree views, tabbed panes, split panels, and much more. Animations, all types of events, and several effects are supported, as well. A unified widget-based, object-oriented programming interface for Web and Swing GUIs is offered to the developer to control and assemble the GUI. Web applications are fully AJAX enabled. For Swing client/server applications, the framework handles client/server communication, including compression and security layers.
Studs MVC Framework+ contains a port of Apache's Jakarta Struts to PHP, though the libraries included in the rest of the project are much more vast. In order to implement the Struts port, it was necessary to build a core, object-oriented API in the style of the JDK and the Jakarta Commons, a servlet container to handle HTTP requests and to invoke servlet classes, and finally, a parsing engine for JSP-style template pages. In the end, the result is an environment which is very similar to that provided by a J2EE Web Container, only everything is implemented in PHP. While it was possible to carry over many of the concepts, designs and mechanisms from J2EE, some limitations do exist due to the nature of the PHP programming language, such as the lack of checked exceptions (runtime only).
Spring is a lightweight Java/J2EE application framework based on code published in "Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development" by Rod Johnson. It includes powerful JavaBeans-based configuration management applying Inversion-of-Control principles, a generic abstraction layer for transaction management allowing for pluggable transaction managers, a JDBC abstraction layer, integration with Hibernate, JDO, Apache OJB, and iBATIS SQL Maps, AOP functionality, and a flexible MVC Web application framework with multiple view technologies. There is also a .NET port available.
RIFE/Laszlo is based on RIFE/Jumpstart and geared towards easily getting started with the creation of Rich Internet Applications using OpenLaszlo. It is a ready-to-run source distribution and file structure that allows you to get started with a new OpenLaszlo application with RIFE in less then 2 minutes. Typically, all that you have to do is unzip the archive, open the project file in your favourite IDE, and run the application. Thanks to a dynamic development model, you rarely have to restart, and are able to gradually implement your application in an iterative manner.
Aranea is a hierarchical Model-View-Controller Web framework that provides a common, simple approach to building Web application components, reusing custom or general GUI logic, and extending the framework. The framework enforces programming using object oriented techniques with POJOs and provides a JSP tag library that facilitates the programming of Web GUIs without writing HTML. In addition to being a full-fledged Web framework in its own right, it provides a powerful and simple component system that allows the framework to be tailored by configuring the reusable modules and adding modules only for the missing features.