Where to Get Sample Java Webapps
Posted by Jakub Holý on November 23, 2011
I was unsuccessfuly looking for some decent, neither too simple nor to complex Java web application for Iterate hackaton “War of Web Frameworks”. I want to record the demo apps and options I’ve found in the case I’ll need it ever again. Tips are welcome.
- Hibernate CaveatEmptor – 2006, no UI, richer domain model (+- 15), auction site, created for the book Hibernate in Action, uses EJB3
- EclipseLink Distributed Collatz Solver – 2011, 6 entities, JPA 2.0, EJB 3.1, JSF 2.0, JAX-RS, intended to test distribution and JPA behavior under load, primitive UI, computation-intensive app (multiple SE clients + 1 EE server)
- Alfresco CMS – stable, complex application with REST API (CMIS compatible) based on its “web scripts”
- NetBeans Samples including 1-entity Pet Catalog – usually too primitive (1-few classes, ..)
- NetBeans e-Commerce (demo, downloads), recommended by Geertjan Wielenga – a JavaEE on-line grocery shop
- Spring samples (svn) – including jpetstore (5 DAOs, Struts & S. MVC UI), petcare, petclinic[-groovy], spring-mvc-showcase; another example is Spring Greenhouse (a Spring reference app., “App Catalog that allows Developers to develop new client apps for which users may establish Account->App connections”), the functionality of the UI seems to be quite primitive
- PS: I had to fix JPetStore’s pom.xml to build it
- Demos of JSF component libraries (RchFaces, PrimeFaces, …) – likely tightly coupled to JSF
- A. Bien’s x-ray project – minimal UI, developed for the book “Real World Night Hacks”
- Pebble Blog – lot of files and servlets even though the use cases are quite simple (post blog, view posts, ..)
- Jersey Samples: Bookstore (download links) – a simple webapp built on JAX-RS (REST) and Jersey’s implicit views in the form of simple JSPs. 4 resource classes. Highly resuable with other frameworks that support REST service layers.
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