Rapid Development Tool designed to be both easy-to-learn by beginners and powerful for experts with a philosophy that emphasizes flexibility and productivity, like Visual Basic. Although, OpenXava is open source, generates web Java applications, runs in any operating system and goes against any database.
Write just the domain classes in plain Java. Get a web application ready for production.
Learning how to write simple Java classes is enough to write complete applications. The OpenXava bundle is prepared for a rapid startup.
AJAX user interface with no page reloading. List mode with paging, ordering, filtering, adding / removing / moving columns, PDF reports, export to Excel, cards format, charts, etc. Detail mode with tabs, frames, dialogs, editors for references and collections, responsive layout, etc.
In addition to the classic web user interface for desktop you can get a mobile user interface for your application from the same code.
Browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Databases: Any supported by Hibernate, that is Oracle, DB2, AS/400, Informix, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL Server and practically all relational databases. Operating systems: Any with Java 8 (or better) support, that is Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, AS/400, z/OS, etc. Application servers: Any with support for Servlets 3.0 (or better), including Tomcat, JBoss, WebSphere, Glassfish, WebLogic, etc. Enterprise portals: Any with JSR-168 or JSR-286 support including WebSphere Portal and Liferay.
LGPL license that allows you to develop commercial applications without paying any fees.
The standard labels and messages included in OpenXava are in English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Catalan, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Serbian and Swedish. Moreover, it's pretty easy to add a new language.
250,000 downloads. 60 authors. Thousands of threads in the forums. Hundreds of applications developed. Hundreds of professionals in LinkedIn with OpenXava experience.
Complete Reference Guide in English, French, Russian, Chinese and Spanish. Free online course in English and Spanish where an invoicing application is developed from scratch. Book in English and Spanish available from Amazon. Hundreds of videos on YouTube.
Free support in community forums, though they have thousands of threads all questions are answered. Moreover, there is professional support available.
Thus you can migrate your current Java code easily to OpenXava, and vice versa. You can use any Java tool for OpenXava. Your Java developers are already OpenXava developers. OpenXava supports: JSR-338, JSR-317, JSR-303, JSR-330, JSR-220, JSR-153, JSR-311, JSR-339, JSR-370, JSR-168 and JSR-286.
MinuteProject: Generates an OpenXava application from an already existing database. Mogwai ERDesigner: An entity relationship modeling/design tool(ERD) that generates OpenXava applications. Moskitt: A CASE tool, built on Eclipse, that generates OpenXava applications from UML models.
6 releases/year, half of them maintenance releases (just with bug fixes). Since 2005.
"Honestly, OpenXava has changed the way rapid Application Development should be. We are happy developers since then."
"I have worked before on Low-Code platforms like Mendix, Pega, OutSystems, etc. It seems easier to work without code only drag and drop and set properties, but still it is easier to work with OpenXava."
"I can't recall when I was so excited about a framework, specially for web development. I have been in the field since 1983 and I am hard to impress. With OpenXava I am impress!"
"This is like a dream come true, as I have been wanting something like that since the day I programmed my first user interface."
"I must say: my compliments! ... I have actually quite a lot of experience in UI automation. So it takes a lot to impress me. And I am impressed."
"I've been able to put together more functionality in my initial 6 days of starting to learn OpenXava (and I know nothing about java itself - yet) than I was able to accomplish in several weeks of either RoR or Laravel, and I know a bit of Ruby and PHP."
"I have been looking for a logical, understandable, simple approach to web tools for years now and OpenXava is the first thing I have found that fits that bill. Most tools like VisualStudio Web App are so extremely confusing and so many moving part that the learning curve is insurmountable."
"Openxava is brilliant. I used Wavemaker as a UI before, and that was really hard work."
"The real catch about our experience while developing with OpenXava was the speed of development without compromising the quality."
"OpenXava for me is an exceptional tool, saving us time, made it standard interfaces, imposed a criterion of unique development in the organization."
"Good tools with good support. Developer utopia!"
"I'm very excited. I have many flight hours as programmer and I didn't find something so good for a long time."
"I think OpenXava is an extraordinary tool, it makes reality a fantasy, that is MDD and at the same time works like a RAD, all this using Java."
"Excellent framework. Easy implementation, pretty simple yet very powerful."
"Great for Rapid Development."
"I am using OpenXava and finding it wonderfully refreshing, as someone who needs to program in Java with no Java knowledge it is a wonderful tool so thanks!"
"This framework never ceases to surprise me, the best development framework you've never seen, without a doubt. Speechless."
"OpenXava is a high quality framework for Java. Very productive."
September 20, 2021
Refine the user interface with OpenXava
In this new lesson of the OpenXava course we explain how to use two simple annotations in your Java class to define the way the data will be displayed in the user interface. In this way the developer has control over the user interface while it is still generated automatically.