Welcome to AppFuse Light!

AppFuse Light is a lightweight version of AppFuse. I was inspired to create it while writing Spring Live and looking at the struts-blank and webapp-minimal applications that ship with Struts and Spring, respectively. These "starter" apps were not robust enough for me, and I wanted something like AppFuse, only simpler.

The basic AppFuse Light application shows how to do simple CRUD on a database table. To see this feature, click on the button below. Click here to learn more about AppFuse Light.


  • It's 2013, you should be thinking about HTML5, Mobile and REST.
  • JRebel should be used to allow quick reloading of classes.
  • Conventions are more important than configurability.


The following is a list of resources that will make Spring infinitely easier to use.