The Jakarta Project
creates and maintains open source software
for the Java platform
. It operates as an umbrella project under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation
, and all of Jakarta products are released under the Apache License
Major contributions by the Jakarta Project include tools, libraries
- BCEL - a Java byte code manipulation library
- BSF - a scripting framework
- Cactus - a unit testing framework for server-side Java classes
- ECS - The Element Construction Set is a Java API for generating elements for various markup languages.
- HttpComponents- The Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol.
- JCS - JCS is a distributed caching system written in java.
- JMeter - a load- and stress-testing tool.
- ORO - Java classes that provide Perl5 compatible regular expressions.
- Regexp - Pure Java Regular Expression package.
- Slide - a content repository primarily using WebDAV.
- Taglibs - Repository for JSP custom tag libraries.
The following projects were formerly part of Jakarta, but now form independent projects within the Apache Software Foundation:
- Ant - a build tool
- Commons - a collection of useful classes intended to complement Java's standard library.
- HiveMind - a services and configuration microkernel
- Maven - a project build and management tool
- POI - a pure Java port of Microsoft's popular file formats.
- Struts - a web application development framework
- Tapestry - A component object model based on JavaBeans properties and strong specifications
- Tomcat - a JSP/Servlet container
- Turbine - a rapid development web application framework
- Velocity - a template engine
Jakarta is not directly named after the capital city
, nor after the Jakarta blue butterfly species. Instead, it is named after the conference room at Sun Microsystems
where the majority of discussions leading to the project's creation took place. This was in turn almost certainly named after the city, which is located on the island of Java
The JavaWorld article from June 1999
contains more information about Jakarta's history.