AppFuse 3.0 is here, as announced by AppFuse. AppFuse is a full-stack framework for building web applications on the JVM. It uses the Maven Archetype plugin to generate a starter Java project, so that one can get easily start creating a full Java EE application. As explained in AppFuse 3.0 – Java 7, Spring 4, PrimeFaces, Mockito, Bootstrap 3, Wicket, the latest version has replaced many of the technologies used in previous versions, as described below.
In 3.0 version, AppFuse is using Mojarra to replace MyFaces as JSF implementation. It is also using PrimeFaces instead of Tomahank for its JSF framework and library.
AppFuse 3.0 uses Mockito for its test mocking framework, leaving behind jMock. Bootstrap 3 is used for front-end framework, with Bootswatch’s Spacelab theme set as default. Apache Wicket is also provided as a Web Framework option, using the artifactId
Bootstrap, jQuery, Maven, Java 7, JSP 2.1, Servlet 3.0, Hibernate or JPA, Spring and Spring Security are the technologies met in AppFuse 3.0 projects. The Web framework may be JSF, Spring MVC, Struts 2, Tapestry 5 or Wicket, it is up to you to decide.
Several notable features are provided by this version, such as Authentication and authorization, User management, Remember Me, Password reminder, Signup and registration, SSL switching, E-mail, Extension-less URLs, File upload, Generic CRUD, IDE support and Cargo and Spring Profiles.
An easy way to start off with AppFuse is the AppFuse QuickStart Guide. All you need for the project are Java 7, Maven 3 and MySQL 5 as default database that can easily be changed though.