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Jaffa (Java Application Framework For All) is an enterprise-focused Java framework for rapid application development. It provides a complete Java Web application development stack, extending exsiting projects like Tomcat and Struts at the frontend with MVC-based web widgets, all the way through to a high-performance lightweight O/R persistence engine, with plenty of rich features in between including rules engines, declarative application, and data security. In addition to the runtime framework, there is a suite of component templates and other tools for rapid application development, including a TogetherSoft plug-in for UML intergration.

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Recent releases

  •  24 Jul 2004 05:27

    Release Notes: This release included new versions of JaffaBaseline, JaffaComponents, and Example1. It also supports Tomcat 5.0 with jsp pre-compiling, full relational integrity supported in the v1.1 domain pattern, a new bean moulding framework for updating and retrieving graphs of domain objects, and two new database schema importers that import domain models from the database or the ErWin CASE tool.

    •  04 Feb 2004 05:08

      Release Notes: This version adds next generation component patterns based on Struts/Tiles. It includes UI features such as context menus, history bars, and global navigation. It upgrades many component patterns especially the Finder and Maintenance pattern, including related object support.

      •  21 Oct 2003 04:24

        Release Notes: This release is a major maintenance release that is primarily focused on Struts 1.1 compatibility. It also includes all the smaller feature requests and bugfixes that were made over the last few months. Highlights of this release are support for Struts 1.1 and Tiles within the Presentation Layer, new Ant tasks to support the fragment merging, additional connection pool support via the Jakarta Commons DBCP package, support for database generated keys in the persistence layer, and modifications to Tomcat encryption Realm to support DataSources and connection pooling.

        •  29 Jul 2003 08:11

          Release Notes: This version extends the database support (supporting Oracle 8i/9i, SQLServer2000, MySQL, and PostgreSQL). Widgets are now fully documented, with extended CSS support and now support IE 5.5+,Netscape7.x, and Mozilla 1.3.x. A rules engine for custom domain model validation was added. The Application Generator now builds the complete CRUD app from a Domain Model, and widgets now support automatic Locale formatting and validation based on the user's browser.


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