Whilst reading one of Hani’s “enjoyable rants”:http://www.jroller.com/page/fate/20031029#opensymphony_dirty_laundry over at “The Bile Blog”:http://www.jroller.com/page/fate, I can upon a reference to “Seraph(Atlassian – Seraph)”:http://opensource.atlassian.com/seraph/introduction.html, which at first glance seems to be one of those things that is destined to save me loads of time the next time I write a web app. For some reason, in nearly every web application I’ve been involved with (and there have been a few) I’ve ended up either writing the authentication and authorization code, or at least eneded up doing major work on it – for me its replaced the constant implementations of sortable tables for various companies Swing interfaces.
I’m going to be playing around with some changes to the “Display Tag Library”:http://displaytag.sourceforge.net/ at some point – I might combine it with a web application that uses Seraph to see how it hangs together. It should also be noted that Seraph and The Display Tag Library are the first projects I’ve seen that uses Maven and have gone to any effort to make the resulting sites look like something other than the default Maven L&F.