Expresso Framework is an open standards-based J2EE architectural framework that allows the developer to concentrate on application logic. It is a library of extensible Java Server application framework components for creating database-driven Web applications based on open standards. Expresso integrates with Apache Jakarta Struts, which emphasizes presentation and application configuration, and bringing a powerful tag library to Expresso. Expresso adds capabilities for security, robust object-relational mapping, background job handling and scheduling, self-tests, logging integration, automated table manipulation, database connection pooling, email connectivity, event notification, error handling, caching, internationalization, XML automation, testing, registration objects, configuration management, workflow, automatic database maintenance, and a JSP tag library.
OSAccess is an entitlement security engine for prodividing fine grained security access. At the moment, the security spec for J2EE is silent on entitlement level security, so this project is an attempt to make a truly portable and reusable entitlement engine that can work with multiple backend security data repositories and be hosted on different application servers.
Ice is a modern alternative to object middleware such as CORBA or COM/DCOM/COM+. It is easy to learn, yet provides a powerful network infrastructure for demanding technical applications. It features an object-oriented specification language, easy to use C++ and Java mappings, a highly efficient protocol (including protocol compression), asynchronous method invocation and dispatch, dynamic transport plug-ins, TCP/IP and UDP/IP support, SSL-based security, a firewall solution, and much more.
PKIT is a Java toolkit for performing common PKI related tasks. It currently can be used to sign a cert in a well formed manner for various uses: non repudiation, key encipherment, data encipherment, cert signing, generating certifcate reqequests, importing and exporting certs from keystores similar to 'keytool', and converting keystores from one format to another.
Expresso Webservices provides a standards-based architecture and toolset for creating and deploying Web services with full cross-platform access to your Expresso J2EE controllers. Its framework emphasizes portability and security and is based on open specifications such as SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI.