Spring Roo Alternatives

    Spring Roo is described as 'next-generation rapid application development tool for Java developers. With Roo you can easily build full Java applications in minutes' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Spring Roo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Eclipse, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Spring Roo are IntelliJ IDEA (Freemium), Apache NetBeans (Free, Open Source), Django (Free, Open Source) and OpenJDK (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 28, 2021

    1. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.
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    2. IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition.
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    3. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

      Discontinued

      Python plugin for NetBeans (nbPython) has been discontinued since v8.1

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    4. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Built by experienced developers, it takes care of much of the hassle of Web development, so you can focus on writing your app without needing to reinvent the wheel.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      OpenJDK is the free version of the Java development platform. The OpenJDK project consists of a number of components. Principally these are HotSpot (the virtual machine), the Java Class Library and the javac Java compiler.
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      This alternative is disputed. OpenJDK is still a legitimate alternative to Spring Roo, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


    5. Telosys is a lightweight Open Source code generator. This tool allows to generate any kind of language (Java, Python, GoLang, PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, etc). It works without UML model. All the code generation templates are customizable.
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      Almost everyone thinks Telosys is a great alternative to Spring Roo.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      Play is a web application framework, written in Scala and Java, which follows the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. The Play framework makes it easier to build web applications with Java & Scala.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Grails is a high-productivity web framework based on the Groovy language that embraces the coding by convention paradigm, but is designed specifically for the Java platform.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      Vaadin is a web application framework for Rich Internet Applications (RIA). In contrast to Javascript libraries and browser-plugin based solutions, it features a robust server-side architecture.
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    6. Oracle JDeveloper is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development of Java EE-based composite applications and provides a complete end-to-end development for Oracle Fusion Middleware including SOA, WebCenter, Business Process Management and Business...
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