Caramel is a collection of open-source Java utility classes and includes class utility methods, color utility methods and constants that let you use more than a hundred predefined colors by name (such as azure, chocolate, deepskyblue, indigo, etc.), data utility methods to get a timestamp in a RFC-1123 format, file utility methods to get file extensions or to save a stream to a file, MIME utility methods, net utility methods, string utility methods to fill in templates, and much more.
FreeSB is a (service oriented) alternative to hub-and-spoke messaging, enabling new and legacy systems to plug in to the bus and communicate with other systems on it, thus providing loosely-coupled application integration. FreeSB is currently implemented in Java but ESB clients should be implementable in other languages (Python, .Net, etc.).
Rome is a set of Atom/RSS Java utilities that make it easy to work in Java with most syndication formats. It accepts all current flavors of RSS (0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, and 2.0) and Atom 0.3 feeds. Rome includes a set of parsers and generators for the various flavors of feeds, as well as converters to convert from one format to another. The parsers can give you back Java objects that are either specific for the format you want to work with, or a generic normalized SyndFeed object that lets you work on with the data without bothering about the underlying format.