Apache Sling is an innovative web framework that is intended to bring back the fun to web development.
Apache Sling is a free and open source web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to manage and store content.
Sling applications use either scripts or Java servlets, selected based on simple name conventions, to process HTTP requests in a RESTful way.
The embedded Apache Felix OSGi framework and console provide a dynamic runtime environment, where code and content bundles can be loaded, unloaded and reconfigured at runtime.
As the first web framework dedicated to JSR-170 Java Content Repositories, Sling makes it very simple to implement simple applications, while providing an enterprise-level framework for more complex applications.
Here are some key features of "Apache Sling":
· REST based web framework
· Content-driven, using a JCR content repository
· Powered by OSGi
· Scripting inside, multiple languages
· Apache Open Source project