Need an end to end web solution using the latest Frameworks?


…then check out iWebMVC.

I came across this framework during the week via Ajaxian. It provides an end to end solution with all of the plumbing in place for DWR, Dojo, Spring and Hibernate/JPA. This is a great place to start for someone that wants to get up and running fast with inner plumbing in place for these frameworks. Here is what the developer Jose Noheda said he was looking for from the project:

Nonetheless, in my mind what I really needed was a platform that:

  • Is based on Java
    Although supporting Grooy / JRuby is a plus
  • Helps me to kick start a project
    But simplifying the process by giving me the best (and this can be tricky) set of frameworks for each task
  • Integrates both server and client sides
    And it’s lightweight, robust and extensible. Read enterprise quality.
  • Supports all the common tasks a web app has to handle
    I include here: User Management, CRUD operations, i18n support (both framework & data), AJAX and astounding visuals

The project is only at the preview stage so it does come with caveats. When you start up the app you get a sample app showing some of the Dojo widgets in action as well as some screens demonstrating basic CRUD operations.

If you want find out more you can download the project from here or check out Jose’s blog here.

  1. #1 by Paul Browne - FirstPartners blog on March 13, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    I’m just wondering how it compares to something like Appfuse? They sound very similar (get up and running quickly by integrating the mainstream frameworks).

  2. #2 by Stephen Downey on March 13, 2008 - 5:35 pm

    Hi Paul,

    It would be along the same lines alright.

    I have not used Appfuse myself but the developer of iWebMVC thought that it did not go far enough for his needs.

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