If you are looking for a Java web application framework, but Baritus is just not
your cup of tea, take a look at the following projects.
A truly component based framework. Code in Java and plain HTML. Period.
This is a great framework. Actually it's so great that I joined Wicket and
work on Wicket in favor of other frameworks including this one. You really
should check it out!
Java Server Faces (JSF).
This recent standard is aimed towards facilitating the development op Java
web application in a component oriented fashion.
MyFaces is the current OSS initiative.
It is quite active and works better with a lot of different servers than the
JSF reference implementation.
IMHO it's too bad that JSF is very JSP centric. Though implementations
do not have to be JSP based, there has been no movement yet to support other
templating mechanisms. It will be a usefull framework for drag 'n drop style
project when the GUI builders arrive.
If you think Baritus does not add much to the original minimalist framework, you could
give Maverick a try. It works great and is easy to extend.
The leading and first to popularize web MVC framework. Struts has a huge user base, lots of
documentation and extensions and your manager has probably heard of it.
Number two in popularity, webWork 2 uses the generic command pattern framework XWork
and is based on a concept they call Pull HMVC.
A very elegant framework that has a component focus instead of a page focus.
It has support in Eclipse using the
A relatively new kid on the block, Spring Framework has a strong business focus, and is
very flexible in the kind of techniques you want to combine it with.
Though it looks quite complicated to me, it also looks like a very sophisticated
framework. Take a look at their very informative framework analysis
Drop us a line if you think another framework should be listed here as well.