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OpenSymphony is a collection of Java open source projects that provides a foundation for building J2EE applications. Each application tends to build from another OpenSymphony component in a loosely coupled manner, providing a best-of-breed option. The OpenSymphony initiative has been running strong for about three years now and has been in a state of production readiness from almost the beginning. Many developers use the OpenSymphony projects as an alternative to the Apache-Jakarta project due to its "if you build it they will come" attitude. OpenSymphony developers take a much different approach to their projects: add code that is fully unit tested and ready for production, as opposed to code that might fulfill a bullet-list requirement immediately. One of the more popular OpenSymphony projects is SiteMesh. Imagine, for example, that you need to maintain a collecti... (more)