OpenXava is an open source, platform-independent and completely free AJAX Java framework specifically engineered for rapid development of enterprise-grade Java web applications under Linux platforms.
With the OpenXava tool, Java application developers can write just the domains classes in the Java programming language in order to make an Ajax application that is fully ready for production. No code generation is required!
Features at a glance
Key features include comprehensive documentation, translations into several languages, including English, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese, based on the Java standards, using an AJAX user interface, as well as support for defining applications only with JPA (Java Persistence API), Java annotations and POJO (Plain Old Java Object).
Additionally, the software is capable of generating AJAX applications, web applications that are compatible with the iPad tablet device from Apple, and portlet applications, such as Liferay, Jetspeed and WebSphere Portal. It integrates easily with the JasperReports software for providing comprehensive reports and works with legacy database schemas.
With OpenXava you write a little code and get a powerful and complex application that has an AJAX UI with no page reloading. Two modes are provided to developers, the List mode with filtering, ordering, paging, adding/moving/removing of columns, export to Excel and PDF reports, as well as the Detail mode with dialogs, tabs, frames and editors for collections and references.
Under the hood, availability and supported operating systems
While it has been successfully tested on several GNU/Linux distributions, the project can also be used on any other free, open-source or commercial operating system, including Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. At the moment, it is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit computers.