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Velocity-powered Products and Projects

Velocity is a utility tool which can be used in conjunction with general applications which may or may not be web based.

Name Description
Anakia Essentially an XML transformation tool, Anakia uses JDOM and Velocity to transform XML documents into the format of your choice. It provides an alternative to using Ant's <style> task and XSL to process XML files.
Texen Texen is a general purpose text generating utility. It is capable of producing almost any sort of text output. Driven by Ant, Texen uses a control template, an optional set of worker templates, and control context to govern the generated output.
GentleWare Poseidon for UML GentleWare's Poseidon product uses Velocity as a template tool in order to generate Java code from UML diagrams that you design using their tool.
Xadra VelocityAdaptorServer The VelocityAdaptorServer is a very simple yet extremely flexible system for the creation of HTML-based Java Management Extensions[tm] (JMX) compatible management consoles.
Venus Application Publisher (Vamp) Vamp is a user-friendly tool that helps you package, sign and publish Web Start/Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) software. Vamp uses Velocity heavily to create parts of the gooey (GUI) in XUL or HTML or to create documents such as JNLP startup files, web app config files or HTML info pages.
J/Top J/Top is an open source application for monitoring multiple servers running 'top'. It has an email notifier which uses Velocity for formatting the notification emails.
Eyebrowse Eyebrowse is a Java Servlet browser for Unix mbox format mail archives.
Hazel Hazel is a Web Start/JNLP app catalog creator (jnlp2html). Hazel allows you to create your own Web Start/JNLP app catalogs. Hazel extracts all JNLP links from HTML documents and creates an informative, neat looking HTML document listing all WebStart/JNLP apps. Hazel uses Velocity as its template engine.
XJR : XML to Java via Reflection API Project toolkit for XML <-> Java compilation and mapping. Among other things, compiles DTDs to Java class hierarchies. Will create XML documents from those hierarchies and others...
Velocidoc Velocidoc is a Velocimacro documentation tool modeled after Javadoc that allows you to generate HTML documentation for your Velocimacro libraries.
Scarab Scarab is an Issue/Artiface tracking system that has been developed on top of Velocity and Turbine and is available under an open source license.
Luxor Luxor is an open-source XML User Interface Language (XUL) toolkit for building rich cross-platform, zero-admin desktop apps in Java. Luxor supports hand-picked Mozilla XUL goodies and also includes a ultra light-weight, multi-threaded web server, a portal engine, and Velocity as its template engine.
WebAmortize WebAmortization is a simple Java servlet that implements an online calculator for computing mortgage payments using the Velocity template engine.
Action Pack ActionPack is a distribution of independent, but cooperating, opensource modules for web applications development.
JeeWiz : Enterprise System Builder JeeWiz! uses templates to generate J2EE infrastructure code, deployment descriptors and build jobs. The result is good news for everyone on a J2EE project.
vDoclet vDoclet is a Javadoc-based code-generation framework. It takes Java source-code, annotated with custom Javadoc tags, and uses Velocity templates to produce a number of output files. Templates are included for generating various EJB-related components.
Pump Servlet Bojan Smojver's PumpServlet is an alternative to the core VelocityServlet to use as a baseclass for developing Velocity-powered servlets. See the documentation included in the download for more information. (That should motivate Bojan...)
EdenCRM EdenCRM is an open source java application for Customer Relationship Management which is designed specifically for small businesses. It runs on the desktop and does not require any server software (unless you want to have multiple users use a shared database for tickets and history entries).
Middlegen Middlegen is a code generation tool for EJB 2.0 CMP/CMR Entity Beans. It's useful if you have a database with existing tables and you want to map the tables to Entity Beans. You don't want to write a lot of code. You want the code to be generated. The code generated by Middlegen relies on further processing by XDoclet to produce even more code (home/remote/local interfaces, primary key classes and deployment descriptors).
Roller Weblogger Roller is server-based weblogging software - a web application - that is designed to support multiple simultaneous weblog users and visitors.
Spectacle:Server Spectacle Server is a 100% Java web component (to be deployed in a web app server like Tomcat/JBoss/SunOne/WebSphere) which offers high-performance, scalable guided exploration on sets of structured or unstructured data. Spectacle uses Velocity templates for the rendering of information objects in HTML, XML or other formats.
Cotsec Forms Cotsec Forms is a framework for generating Forms based applications
JAG - Java Application Generator JAG is an application that creates complete, working J2EE applications. It is intended to alleviate much of the repetitive work involved in creating such applications, while providing a means of quality assurance that the applications created will be of consistent quality.

Velocity powered Websites

This is a list of public web sites that are created using Velocity. This, of course, is by no means a complete listing of all of the Velocity powered websites.

Currently, in the Jakarta project, the main Jakarta website, Velocity, Ant, ECS, James, Jetspeed, Log4J, JMeter, Regexp, Tomcat, Turbine, Commons, and Alexandria projects are all rendered as static HTML using Velocity through the use of the Anakia XML transformation tool.

If you want your Velocity powered site listed here, please post a message on the Velocity user mailing list.

URL Description Created By Home of an OSS project. Zenplex An interactive card making game using Velocity, Turbine and Macromedia's Flash5. ZincRoe Open source development tool suite. CollabNet is an industry-sponsored online community for developers of Java-based applications for smart Internet devices. Espial Adeptra is a venture-backed private company that provides 2-way alterting solutions for personal electronic devices. Adeptra Inc. Online discussion forum site built using Turbine and Velocity. Webhelp is a company that provides distributed call center integration software and services for web and wireless technologies. WebHelp incorporated Velocity with their ETranscript component, so that events generated in a conference are rendered as MIME email and XML using Velocity templates. WebHelp Wood furniture factory site. The static content of this site is generated using Velocity templates, providing the benefit of simple deployment without the overhead of an online servlet container and database with the advantage of Velocity's ease of use for generating data driven content. P.T.Jawasoft is a free guestbook service that uses Velocity templates for the site. More importantly the guestbook users have the option to create their own Velocity templates to render the layout of their guestbook. StudioZ is an events space in San Francisco where artists of all types can promote their own events. We use Anakia with a custom style.vsl to generate the entire static website XML->HTML in a matter of seconds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 2002 Winter Olympic website was developed using Velocity. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation SaluteBenessere Channel is a free Italian satellite TV channel dedicated to well-being, sports and medicine. It is possible to watch the channel live on Internet through a Real streaming server. Alias Media Anakia-generated corporate site for Impress Software AG, producer of integration products and services. Impress Software AG DaVinci provides innovative web-based solutions for testing, course material delivery, and learning content management. Base2 Corporation Site of a German Birman Cats owners association. Static site generated with Velocity. Birmakatzenfreunden

Frameworks that support Velocity

This is a list of web frameworks that include support for Velocity 'out of the box'. While many web frameworks are being used with Velocity, such as the Jakarta Struts project, the following include support for Velocity within the package.

If you want your Velocity-powered framework listed here, please post a message on the Velocity user mailing list.

Name Description
Jakarta Turbine One of the early servlet-based web frameworks, and currently in version 2.1, Turbine is a framework that allows experienced Java developers to quickly build secure web applications. While Turbines primary templating technology is Velocity, it also supports JSP, WebMacro, FreeMarker, ECS and others.
Melati Melati is a tool for building Java-programmed websites backed by a database.
JPublish JPublish is a web publishing framework which merges the Velocity template engine with a content repository and application control framework.
Maverick Maverick is a Model-View-Controller framework for publishing web applications. It is a simple, minimalist framework which offers the ability to render views with JSP, Velocity, or XSLT directly.
WebWork WebWork is a web application framework for J2EE. It is based on a concept called "Pull HMVC" (Pull Hierarchical Model View Controller). The basic idea is to separate the site programmers' and site designers' tasks. WebWork now supports Velocity with their 1.0 release.
Niggle Niggle is a Java class library intended for use in development of robust, maintainable web applications. The Niggle framework is designed to alleviate the repetitive, tedious details typical of those kinds of applications
ActionServlet ActionServlet provides an easy mapping of user actions (HTTP requests) to methods of Java components together with automatic conversion of HTTP parameters to the values of Java types.

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