Stripes (framework)

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Stable release
1.6.0 / July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformJava Virtual Machine
TypeWeb application framework
LicenseApache License 2.0

Stripes is an open source web application framework based on the model–view–controller (MVC) pattern. It aims to be a lighter weight framework than Struts by using Java technologies such as annotations and generics that were introduced in Java 1.5, to achieve "convention over configuration". This emphasizes the idea that a set of simple conventions used throughout the framework reduce configuration overhead. In practice, this means that Stripe applications barely need any configuration files, thus reducing development and maintenance work.


  • Action based MVC framework
  • No configuration files
  • POJOs
  • Annotations replace XML configuration files
  • Flexible and simple parameter binding
  • Search engine friendly URLs
  • Runs in J2EE web container
  • JUnit integration
  • Easy internationalization
  • Wizard support
  • JSP layouts
  • JSP or freemarker templates as View
  • Spring integration
  • JPA support
  • AJAX support
  • Fileupload support
  • Compatible with Google App Engine
  • Open-source
  • Lightweight


A Hello World Stripes application, with just two files:
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.ActionBean;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.ActionBeanContext;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.DefaultHandler;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.ForwardResolution;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.Resolution;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.UrlBinding;

public class HelloAction implements ActionBean {
    private ActionBeanContext context;
    private String name;

    public ActionBeanContext getContext() {
        return context;

    public void setContext(ActionBeanContext context) {
        this.context = context;

    public void setName(String name) { = name;

    public String getName() {
        return name;

    public Resolution view() {
        return new ForwardResolution(/WEB-INF/HelloWorld.jsp);
    Hello ${}<br/>
    <s:link beanclass="HelloAction"><s:param name="name" value="John"/>Try again</s:link><br />

No additional configuration files needed.


  • Daoud, Frederic (October 27, 2008). Stripes: ...and Java Web Development Is Fun Again (1st ed.). Pragmatic Programmers. p. 396. ISBN 1-934356-21-2.

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