The AppFuse Team is pleased to announce the release of AppFuse 3.0. This release is AppFuse's first release as a 10-year old and includes a whole slew of improvements.
- Java 7 and Maven 3 are now minimal requirements
- Replaced MyFaces and Tomahawk with PrimeFaces for JSF
- Removed SiteMesh in favor of JSF's built-in layout support
- Added Wicket support
- Migrated from jMock to Mockito for tests
- Integrated wro4j and WebJars
- Migrated to Bootstrap 3 and defaulted to Bootswatch's
In addition, this release includes upgrades to all dependencies to bring them up-to-date with their latest releases. Most notable are Spring 4, Spring Security 3.2 and Bootstrap 3. For more details on specific changes see the release notes.
Archetypes and Demos
AppFuse comes in a number of different flavors. It offers "basic" and "modular" archetypes. Basic archetypes have web services using CXF, authentication from Spring Security and features including signup, login, file upload and user management. Modular archetypes are similar to basic archetypes, except they have multiple modules which allows you to separate your services from your web project.
AppFuse provides archetypes for JSF, Spring MVC, Struts 2, Tapestry 5 and Wicket. You can see demos of these archetypes at http://demo.appfuse.org.
Questions and Sponsors
Thanks to everyone for their help contributing patches, writing documentation and participating on the mailing lists.
We greatly appreciate the help from our sponsors, particularly Atlassian, Contegix, and JetBrains. 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.