In December, the AppFuse Team released 2.2.1. Right before that release, I decided to wait on enhancing its "light" modules, a.k.a. AppFuse Light. I'm glad I did, because it took some effort to get jQuery and Bootstrap integrated, as well as to make it more secure.
The good news is AppFuse Light 2.2.1 is released and it's sitting out on the Central Repository. This release is a refactoring of all archetypes to be up-to-date with the AppFuse 2.2.1 release. This means Java 7 compatibility, Servlet 3, Bootstrap/jQuery integration, Tapestry 5.3.6 upgrade and security improvements. I integrated Bootstrap and jQuery using WebJars Servlet 3 support since it was simple and straightforward.
You can create projects using AppFuse's light archetypes using a command such as the following:
The list of archetypes is as follows:
The QuickStart Guide will help you get setup and demos are available at the following links:
- JSF 2 + Hibernate
- Spring MVC 3 + Hibernate
- Spring MVC 3 + FreeMarker + Hibernate
- Spring MVC 3 + Spring Security + Hibernate
- Stripes + Hibernate
- Struts 2 + Hibernate
- Tapestry 5 + Hibernate
- Wicket + Hibernate
If you have questions about AppFuse, we invite you to ask them on the users mailing list or tweet using #appfuse.