Bitumen framework is a collection of Open Source libraries to make application development on the Java Virtual Machine easier. It fully supports Java and Clojure for now, and other JVM languages may be supported in the future.
Bitumen tries to ease the development in a non-invasive way. Each library may be used independent of each other. In some cases however, there may be inter-dependency. Another fact is Bitumen libraries are (and will remain) XML-free. There is easy-to-use API, which you can integrate with your preferred style of configuration.
The Bitumen framework is hosted here: http://code.google.com/p/bitumenframework/
Why another framework?
I was not being able to make web development suck less with the existing Open Source projects. So, I took on this task and the result is Bitumen framework. Take a look at the libraries - there might be something you would find useful.
What are the libraries available?
Jettify - Tiny wrapper to easily embed the Jetty servlet container
JWebMVC - A minimalistic, REST-compatible servlet based web framework
More libraries are planned.
What is with this name? (Asked by Deepak)
Bitumen is used for making roads, hopefully this resembles "foundational". :-)
I am interested - I want to talk.
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