VRaptor 2 is a Web-based MVC and IOC framework based on many frameworks and ideas (Seam, Stripes, Webwork, Hibernate Annotations, etc). It makes full use of Java 5 Annotations. It favors convention over configuration, because configuration in XML/properties/annotations is always easy to make mistakes and repetitive (aka copy and paste in many places). This framework uses a more imperative approach, instead of having many XML files to configure lifecycle and other properties. Most of the settings go inside plain Java objects (POJO), so the team knows exactly what is going on and where.
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.
BitNami MAPPStack is an easy-to-install, ready-to-run binary distribution of Apache, PostgreSQL, and PHP, including the phpPgAdmin tool. It runs in Mac OS X and allows you to quickly setup a development or production Web application environment. BitNami Stacks are easy to install, independent, integrated, and relocatable.
Mr. Persister aims at providing a simple yet complete relational persistence API. Current features include easier JDBC operations via JDBC templates (Spring style), automatic connection/transaction handling, object relational mapping, dynamic report support, connection pooling, and more. Planned features include replication, JDBC driver debugging, more advanced ORM, and more.
Midao JDBC simplifies development with Java JDBC. It is flexible, customizable, and simple/intuitive to use, and provides a lot of functionality: transactions, working with metadata, type handling, profiling, input/output processing/converting, pooled datasource libraries support, cached/lazy query execution, named parameters, multiple vendor support out of the box, custom exception handling, and overrides. With a single jar, it supports both JDBC 3.0 (Java 5) and JDBC 4.0 (Java 6). Midao JDBC is well tested. Not only does it have around 700 unit and functional tests, but it's also tested with the latest drivers of Derby, MySQL (MariaDB), PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL, and Oracle. Midao is a data-centric project. Its goal is to shield Java developer from nuances of vendor implementation and standard boilerplate code. Midao JDBC is the first library released under it.