This document is for bragging about all of Turbine's features and inherent
coolness. Turbine is well over 200 classes and contains a boat load of
features and API's. Many of these can also be used indepently of Turbine.
Almost all of the default implementations can be easily overridden with
your own implementations. Turbine also has extensive Javadoc documentation
for nearly all of the classes as well as in-code comments. At the risk
of sounding snooty , Turbine is by far the leader of complex
web application development tools. No other systems come close to being
as cleanly implemented and executed. It clearly has been developed by the
people who do web applications on a daily basis and have to constantly
solve the same problems over and over again.
All of these features have been made possible thanks to the over
30 developers (and growing all the time!) who have
to Turbine over the last 2+ years.
Integration with template systems: Velocity, WebMacro,
Utility code for working with Velocity and WebMacro, such as a
SelectorBox class for building
Single Entry Point Servlet model for optimal security and control
Singleton based Database Connection Pool (JDBC) with built in support
for all of the major databases
ParameterParsing for GET/POST/PATH_INFO
Event based Action handling!
Strict MVC guidelines implemented through many interfaces and abstract
classes as well as through the template systems.
Object-Relational tools: DatabaseMap/Peers, Village,
IDBroker that abstracts the autoinsert/sequence usage from the database
Failsafe Job based scheduler system (ie: a Java based cron)
GlobalCache (Singleton based system for caching data across servlets and
DateSelector (utility for building the HTML for popup date menus)