FreeMarker is a “template engine”; a generic tool to generate text output (anything from HTML to autogenerated source code) based on templates. It’s a Java package, a class library for Java programmers. It’s not an application for end-users in itself, but something that programmers can embed into their products.


Fishbolt offers integration solutions for developing multi-tiered applications in Java programming language. Solutions offered by Fishbolt allow considerable reduction in costs for implementation and maintenance of software. The Eclipse based database client with the hibernate technology article demonstrates example of building of the complete application – client to database in several steps.


Sculptor is an open source productivity tool that applies the concepts from Domain-Driven Design and Domain Specific Languages.

You express your design intent in a textual specification, from which Sculptor generates high quality Java code and configuration. You can use the concepts from Domain-Driven Design (DDD) in the textual Domain Specific Language (DSL). E.g. Service, Module, Entity, Value Object, Repository. The generated code is based on well-known frameworks, such as JPA, Hibernate, Spring Framework, Spring Web Flow, JSF, RCP, and Java EE. Sculptor takes care of the technical details, the tedious repetitive work, and let you focus on delivering more business value – and have more fun.

The DSL and the code generation drives the development and is not a one time shot. The application can be developed incrementally with an efficient round trip loop.

Sculptor is useful when developing typical enterprise or web applications that benefit from a rich and persistent domain model. Sculptor also provides a sophisticated CRUD GUI for administrative sections of the application or to serve as a scaffolding for your manually created pages.

Within 15 minutes you can go from scratch to a running application, including build scripts, Eclipse projects, domain model, JPA persistence, services, Web Flow application and much more. Thereafter you can continue by evolving the design, add manual code and regenerate.

Sculptor is not an one-size-fits-all product. Even though it is a good start for many systems, sooner or later customization is always needed. Sculptor is designed and documented with this in mind. The generated result can easily be modified to meet your needs.

Axiis un Framework para la generación de gráficos mediante Flex

Flex Open Source Data Visualization Framework: Axiis

Posted by Jon Rose on Jun 03, 2009 12:16 PM

TopicsWeb 2.0 ,Rich Internet Apps TagsFlex ,ActionScript ,Flash

A new open source addition to the Adobe Flex world is Axiis, a data visualization framework released in May under the MIT license. Data visualization is a term frequently used to describe graphical views of application data, such as charts and graphs.

Axiis is built using Degrafa, an open source declarative graphics framework for Flex applications. Degrafa makes it easy to draw graphics, which is heavily utilized by Axiis. Degrafa itself is not sufficient for building a framework like Axiis because it does not have default capabilities for binding data to the visuals. One could think of Axiis as an extension of Degrafa.

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