Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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AppFuse 2.0 Released!

I'm extremely happy to announce we've finally finished developing AppFuse 2.0. The road to AppFuse 2.0 has been a long journey through Mavenland, annotations and generics. Thanks to all the developers, contributors and users for helping test, polish and prove that AppFuse 2 is an excellent solution for developing Java-based applications. Your time, patience and usage of AppFuse has made it the strong foundation it is today. Last but certainly not least, thanks to all the great Java developers who wrote the frameworks that AppFuse uses - we're truly standing on the shoulders of giants.

What is AppFuse? Click here to find out.

AppFuse 2.0 is available as a Maven archetype. For information on creating a new project using this release, please see the QuickStart Guide or the demos and videos.

If you've used AppFuse 1.x, but not 2.x, you'll might want to read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions or issues, please post them to the user mailing list. The Maven Reference Guide has a map of Ant » Maven commands. Maven for Newbies might also be useful if you've never used Maven before. There is some support for Ant in this release.

AppFuse 2.0 contains over 200 pages of documentation, downloadable as a PDF (3 MB). You can also download all its dependencies and install them in your local repository if you want to work offline.

For more information, please see the 2.0 Release Notes. The 2.0 series of AppFuse has a minimum requirement of the following specification versions:

  • Java Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 (2.1 for JSF)
  • Java 5+

New features in AppFuse 2.0 include:

  • Maven 2 Integration
  • Upgraded WebWork to Struts 2
  • JDK 5, Annotations, JSP 2.0, Servlet 2.4
  • JPA Support
  • Generic CRUD backend
  • Full Eclipse, IDEA and NetBeans support
  • Fast startup and no deploy with Maven Jetty Plugin
  • Testable on multiple appservers and databases with Cargo and profiles

We appreciate the time and effort everyone has put toward contributing code and documentation, posting to the mailing lists, and logging issues.

We're also grateful for the help from our sponsors, particularly Atlassian, Contegix, JetBrains, and Atlassian and Contegix are especially awesome: Atlassian has donated licenses to all its products and Contegix has donated an entire server to the AppFuse project. Thanks guys - you rock!

Comments and issues should be posted to the mailing list.

Posted in Java at Sep 18 2007, 03:22:20 PM MDT 7 Comments

Excellent work Matt, congratulations on the big milestone. I'm anxious to rebuild a couple projects using 2.0!

Posted by Pete Lamborne on September 18, 2007 at 03:49 PM MDT #

Thank you and congratulations Matt - and all the other contributers. I've enjoyed learning and learning from Appfuse over the last year. I've used it to kick-start a couple of projects. I've used it to learn new technologies (it even forced me to learn Maven!).

So thank you everybody who helped make V2.0 happen!

Posted by Frank Fletcher on September 18, 2007 at 11:39 PM MDT #

Congratulation for version 2.0

Hope ZK Framework be integrated in next release :-)

I see on forums that an user had been integrated Appfuse with ZK.


Marcos de Sousa

Posted by sousa1981 on September 19, 2007 at 02:48 AM MDT #

Thank you Matt! AppFuse really kickstarts development. I like how you always keep the stack up-to-date and integrate new technologies. A very good showcase, which can be nicely used to build applications on it.

Posted by roman on September 20, 2007 at 02:49 AM MDT #

Thanks a lot for your contributions and hard work. I'm looking forward to kicking the tires with 2.0. Great job!

Posted by Troy Kelley on September 21, 2007 at 08:27 AM MDT #

Hi Matt, great work! I would like to see the simple Click framework in appfuse :-) regards,

Posted by Ricardo on October 04, 2007 at 08:47 AM MDT #

Thanks you for your great work ! Wasting time to coding some functionalities is well reduced . Give me some information about cruiseControl integration to this big work. Best regards ,

Posted by Maodo DIOP on January 02, 2008 at 08:53 AM MST #

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