JNC (JavaNativeCompiler) is a Java to native compiler. It allows ahead of time compilation of your Java applications. With JNC, you can create real standalone native binaries which will no longer depend on a JRE. This is especially useful when applications have to be deployed to end users. Native applications are easier to deploy since the end user doesn't need to worry about JRE dependency. They are also harder to decompile, and they load more quickly.
The goal of XPS is to make programming simpler by raising the level of abstraction without loss of performance. It provides true support for meta-programming and domain specific languages, making it possible to design simple programming languages to match the problem at hand. This is the opposite of current practice which seeks to translate the problem domain down into the low level solution domain of current programming languages.
Invicta is an open-source build management tool. Using simple project definition files, it generates powerful build scripts (Apache ANTs) while hiding their complexity. Furthermore, Invicta is a modular framework that allows advanced developers add their own customized types of components, which means writing once ANT code that can later be used by all developers in their project or company simply by specifying the new type name.