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What the Heck IS Barracuda?

The purpose of this document is to give you the fastest possible introduction to Barracuda, so you can decide whether or not you should bother learning more. Time is money, so let's cut to the chase...

What Barracuda Is...

Barracuda is an open-source Presentation Framework designed to make it easier to build servlet based webapps by applying proven client-server patterns to the web development paradigm. Key features include:

What Barracuda Isn't...

While many frameworks claim to be everything to everybody, we'll be real honest and try to save you some time up front:

Barracuda isn't for everyone, because everyone's needs are different. Barracuda flies under the radar because it is different too. We didn't build it to try and be like everyone else - we wanted to think freshly about how we build webapps, about the architectural implications of the webapp paradigm. If you find yourself thinking about the the architectural issues that make webapps a pain to build and maintain (particularly for large scale apps), Barracuda might just be for you.

For more details, start with the big picture - source is available under SVN, binary downloads are available, there's a fairly large user base, a mailing list to ask questions, lots of documentation, sample apps, yadda, yadda, yadda. Make yourself at home and don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.


Last Modified: 2007-02-03 14:24:13 +0100 (sam., 03 févr. 2007)