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OpenXava is an Java Framework for Rapid Development of Enterprise Web Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready for production. This 5.0 release has a new look & feel, includes module navigation, user login/logout (so you do not need Liferay anymore), inline editable collections (just like a spreadsheet), a new editor to attach files to your entity, and many many more things. We invite you to download it and upgrade your OpenXava applications. Look at the migration instructions. New look & feel Just have a look at the demo to see the new look & feel. Module navigation At last, your OpenXava applications will include menus to access the modules: So, you do not need use Liferay for providing module navigation to your application, a simple Tomcat is enough. Anyways, you can still deploy your applicati... (more)

Java Kicks Ruby on Rails in the Butt

This article tries to demonstrate that Java can be more productive than Ruby. We are going to develop the same application of the article Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited (part 1 [1] and part 2 [2]) but using POJO [3]s annotated with JPA [4] and a Model Driven Framework, OpenXava [5] in this case. The result is that with less code, and less time you obtain a more powerful application. Ruby and rails: The regressive framework Ruby on rails [6] is so elegant, so easy, so productive. I cannot avoid read and heard continuously these comments. For example, the article Rolling with ... (more)

OpenXava 3.1.4 Released

OpenXava 3.1.4 is a framework focused in productivity for developing business Java applications. The idea is that you write only your POJOs annotated with JPA and you get an application ready for production. With OpenXava, you only need to write your model, POJOs and Java annotations. You do not need to write the view, and the controller (for CRUD, printing, etc) is reused. And from that you'll have an application for CRUD, report generation in PDF, export to Excel, searching, sorting, validations etc. You only need to write a simple Java class, no XMLs, no JSPs and no code gene... (more)

OpenXava 4.2: Aplicaciones Web para iPad con Java o Groovy

OpenXava es una herramienta para el Desarrollo Rápido de aplicaciones Web, apropiada para aplicaciones de gestión y orientadas a bases de datos. A partir de v4.2 OpenXava también produce aplicaciones web para iPad que tienen la apariencia y comportamiento de las aplicaciones nativas de iPad. OpenXava permite desarrollar aplicaciones simplemente escribiendo clases del dominio con Java o Groovy. La interfaz de usuario se genera automáticamente en tiempo de ejecución, sin generación de código. Cuando el usuario accede a una aplicación OpenXava desde un iPad se genera una interfaz gráf... (more)

OpenXava 4.2: Web Applications for iPad with Java or Groovy

OpenXava is a tool for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. Since v4.2 OpenXava also produces iPad Web applications that behaves and looks like iPad native applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. When the user access to an OpenXava application from an iPad a special suited user interface is generated, including the visual style of all UI element, layout and even native effec... (more)