Apache Struts 2

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Apache Struts 2
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Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Initial release October 10, 2006 (2006-10-10)
Stable release
2.5.13 / September 5, 2017 (2017-09-05)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Cross-platform (JVM)
License Apache License 2.0
Website struts.apache.org

Apache Struts 2 is an open-source web application framework for developing Java EE web applications. It uses and extends the Java Servlet API to encourage developers to adopt a model–view–controller (MVC) architecture. The WebWork framework spun off from Apache Struts aiming to offer enhancements and refinements while retaining the same general architecture of the original Struts framework. In December 2005, it was announced that WebWork 2.2 was adopted as Apache Struts 2, which reached its first full release in February 2007.[1]


  • Simple POJO-based actions
  • Simplified testability
  • Thread safe
  • AJAX support
  • Template support
  • Support for different result types
  • Easy to extend with plugins
    • REST plugin (REST-based actions, extension-less URLs)
    • Convention plugin (action configuration via Conventions and Annotations)
    • Spring plugin (dependency injection)
    • Hibernate plugin
    • Support in design
    • JFreechart plugin (charts)
    • jQuery plugin (Ajax support, UI widgets, dynamic table, charts)
    • Rome plugin
    • plugin

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About Apache Struts 2 Archived January 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.

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