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Theodora Fragkouli
Theodora has graduated from Computer Engineering and Informatics Department in the University of Patras. She also holds a Master degree in Economics from the National and Technical University of Athens. During her studies she has been involved with a large number of projects ranging from programming and software engineering to telecommunications, hardware design and analysis. She works as a junior Software Engineer in the telecommunications sector where she is mainly involved with projects based on Java and Big Data technologies.

AppFuse 3.0

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 appfuse-basic-wicket-archetype. AppFuse 3.0 uses Facelet layouts and has integrated wro4j for JavaScript and CSS optimization, and WebJars for handling JavaScript dependencies. Since now all dependencies are updated to their latest releases, Spring 4 and Spring Security 3.2 are used, that also require Java 7 and Maven.

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.

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Leonardo Pavone

good news!
Do you know if you can update directly from AppFuse 2.2.1 to 3.0?