Wedge is a POJO based component centric web framework that uses runtime code generation and naming conventions in order to provide a simple way to develop web applications in java.
Wedge page templates are plain xhtml documents with few sensible attributes. The classes behind these pages are simple POJO's (Plain Old Java Object) with no imposed object hierarchy.
At runtime, wedge generates and compiles a third class that binds the template and the java class behind it. This generated class is loaded in a separate class loader which may be dropped as the page template or the java class change.
Wedge is capable to reload at runtime both the template and the java source code of the page class. This means that you can heavily modify your page java source code (add, remove or rename methods and fields) and see the result right way by simply refreshing the browser window. This was not possible by simply starting the application in debug mode.
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10 July, 2006 - wedge 1.0 alpha1 released
I am pleased to announce the first public release of the Wedge web framework.
Wedge is a component centric web framework built on Spring and Hibernate and it provides a POJO based application development. It makes use of some of the Java 1.5 features, thus it is not compatible with previous versions of JDK.
Wedge has some concepts inspired from Tapestry but with some notable differences.
Here are some of the features of Wedge:
<span insert=ognl:message>[the message]</span> instead of
<span wid=w:insert value=ognl:message>[the message]</span>
<tr foreach=ognl: person> </tr> instead of
<tr wid=w:foreach source=ognl: persons value=ognl: person> </tr>
* Wedge offers basic support for DAO classes in the form of generic DAO interface and a generic implementation. Wedge generic DAO implementation extends Spring DAO support for Hibernate.
This release is the result of several months of work and many of the ideas grew up from the hints and advices of the Spring team members. Thats why I would like to express my gratitude to those who helped me in developing this framework.
This release should not be considered a final release. Development will continue and more features will be added. Until it will be released in a final form it should not be considered ready for any kind of production environment.
Community feedback is most wanted and critics are welcomed. Thus, you may share your thoughts on this framework on the Wedge forum.
You may found out more information from the framework site, http://wedge.sourceforge.net.
Also, there is a wiki available and a forum.