nexB OpenAssets is a tool for inventorying, managing, and monitoring applications, software, hardware, networks, and generally any IT asset. It is designed so that system administrators, IT, and finance can determine what they have, how it is configured, what it is used for, and how much it is being used, so that informed decisions can be made. It complements existing network management software, integrates with a growing number of protocols and tools, and features no-agent discovery and inventory, configuration management including dependencies and correlation, monitoring, and reporting. It makes extensive and innovative use of XML, Xpath, and Xquery.
Groovy is an agile, dynamic language for the JVM which combines many features from languages like Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk and makes them available to Java developers using a Java-like syntax. It is designed to help get things done on the Java platform in a quicker, more concise, and fun way. It can be used as an alternative compiler to javac to generate standard Java bytecode to be used by any Java project or it can be used dynamically as an alternative language, such as for scripting Java objects, templating, or writing unit test cases.
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.
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.
Jagger is a Java application monitoring tool that uses JMX technology to aggregate, archive, and visualize monitoring data for larger computer clusters, giving developers and administrators both a succinct and comprehensive view into their systems. Normal JMX consoles cannot do this due to information overflow.
RapidInsight is an integration, automation, and presentation suite for IT operations management. It brings the leading Web technologies into the IT management field, designed from the ground up as an open solution to minimize implementation time and the total cost of ownership and to maximize skill reuse. RapidInsight is typically used to integrate management information such as events, inventory, and tickets from disparate management systems and present to users through a simple, unified, consistent Web based user interface.