Apache Struts

A free framework for creating Java web applications
Apache Struts
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Apache Struts 2 is an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java web applications.

Apache Struts 2 is designed to streamline the full development cycle, from building, to deploying, to maintaining applications over time.

Apache Struts 2 was originally known as WebWork 2. After working independently for several years, the WebWork and Struts communities joined forces to create Struts2. Apache Struts 2 is simpler to use and closer to how Struts was always meant to be.

Main features:

  • Build!:
  • Easy startup - Jumpstart new projects with our bootstrap tutorial and template application or Maven archetype.
  • Improved Design - Code clean against HTTP-independant framework interfaces.
  • Enhanced Tags - Code less with stylesheet-driven form tags that provide their own markup.
  • Stateful Checkboxes - Avoid special handling with smart checkboxes that know when they are toggled.
  • Flexible Cancel Buttons - Go directly to a different action on cancel.
  • First-class AJAX support - Add interactivity and flexibility with AJAX tags that look and feel just like standard Struts tags.
  • Easy Spring integration - Inject dependencies into Actions using Spring without glue code or red tape. (Plexus support also available.)
  • Enhanced Results - Do more with speciality results for JasperReports, JFreeChart, Action chaining, and file downloading.
  • POJO forms - No more ActionForms! Use any JavaBean to capture form input or put properties directly on an Action class. Use both binary and String properties!
  • POJO Actions - Use any class as an Action class -- even the interface is optional!
  • Deploy!:
  • Easy plugins - Add framework extensions by dropping in a JAR. No manual configuration required! Bundled plugins add support for JavaServer Faces, JasperReports, JFreeChart, Tiles, and more ...
  • Integrated profiling - Peek inside Struts2 to find where the cycles are going!
  • Precise Error Reporting - Flip directly to the location and line of an error.
  • Maintain!:
  • Easy-to-test Actions - Test Struts2 Actions directly, without resorting to mock HTTP objects.
  • Intelligent Defaults - Skip obvious and redundant settings. Most framework configuration elements have a default value that we can set and forget. Say it once!
  • Easy-to-customize controller - Customize the request handling per action, if desired. Struts2 only does what you want it to do!
  • Integrating Debugging - Research problem reports with built-in debugging tools.
  • Easy-to-tweak tags - Customize tag markup by editing a FreeMarker template. No need to grok the taglib API! JSP, FreeMarker, and Velocity tags are fully supported.

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May 8th, 2014, 22:02 GMT
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  • Extends excluded params to avoid manipulation of Struts' internals via CookieInterceptor
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