Jakarta Project

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The Jakarta Project creates and maintains open source software for the Java platform. It operates as an umbrella project under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation, and all Jakarta products are released under the Apache License. As of December 21, 2011 the Jakarta project has been retired because no subprojects are remaining.

Subprojects[edit]

Major contributions by the Jakarta Project include tools, libraries and frameworks such as:

  • BCEL - a Java byte code manipulation library
  • BSF - a scripting framework
  • Cactus - a unit testing framework for server-side Java classes
  • Apache JMeter - a load- and stress-testing tool.

The following projects were formerly part of Jakarta, but now form independent projects within the Apache Software Foundation:

  • Ant - a build tool
  • Commons - a collection of useful classes intended to complement Java's standard library.
  • HiveMind - a services and configuration microkernel
  • Maven - a project build and management tool
  • POI - a pure Java port of Microsoft's popular file formats.
  • Struts - a web application development framework
  • Slide - a content repository primarily using WebDAV.
  • Tapestry - A component object model based on JavaBeans properties and strong specifications
  • Tomcat - a JSP/Servlet container
  • Turbine - a rapid development web application framework
  • Velocity - a template engine

Project name[edit]

Jakarta is not directly named after the capital city of Indonesia, nor after the Jakarta blue butterfly species.[which?] Instead, it is named after the conference room at Sun Microsystems where the majority of discussions leading to the project's creation took place.[1] This was in turn almost certainly named after the city, which is the capital of Indonesia, located on the island of Java.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Hunter (June 1999). "Sun and Apache team up to deliver servlet and JSP code". JavaWorld. IDG. p. 1. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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