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.
JAFFA is aimed at Software development projects that want to focus their energy on building Business Functionality, without spending time on developing the underlying architecture.
The JAFFA Project intends to provide a real world application framework, and then build a community of developers around that, who all want an open standards based framework that they can invest in, for building their specific applications on.
What's New in This Release:
· Native Tomcat 5.0 support, including jsp precompiling
· Full relational integrity supported in the v1.1 domain pattern
· New bean moulding framework for updating and retrieving graphs of domain objects, idea for complex web services
· Two new database schema importers, we can now import domain models from the database schema, ErWin CASE tool as well as Uniface