I originally needed to develop a number of pages that maintained master data or lookup tables. These pages perform the use cases of Create, Read, Update and Delete - hence the unimaginative name of CRUD for the application.
Beyond these functions I have added:
My intentions were to display some of the excellent features of some popular open source frameworks to the developer community and have an application that I and hopefully others will find of use either as a basis for new projects or a useable framework.
Jakarta Tapestry 4 for the web. Note that there are no page or component specs to be found, thanks Tap 4.
Objectstyle Cayenne 1.2 for ORM/data layer. Thanks to this we get easy to use object life cycles and the meta-data about them.
Maven for build, documentation and artifact management etc. Sorry Ant folks I've now been converted.
JDK 1.5, I went with taking advantage of 1.5 features, couldn't help myself.
MS SQL server using a simple test table