Cernunnos Project Announces 1.1 Release of Open Source, Reusable Libraries for Java Environments

The Cernunnos Team, a group of developers from leading educational institutions and IT consulting companies, today announced the release of Cernunnos v1.1, the first major update release for Cernunnos that is now available to the general public. The new release includes 37 new features and enhancements, as well as numerous software fixes. Cernunnos is an open source Java project that embodies software industry best practices based on innovative design principals. Used frequently and extensively by institutions deploying the uPortal open source enterprise portal, it provides a number of programming libraries and templates that dramatically reduce the time and effort in Java development by effectively promoting reuse in common programming tasks. Cernunnos is available as a free download from the project Website address: .

Cernunnos Version 1.1 Highlights Include:

  • New ResourceHelper API for enhanced, uniform resource resolution among components.
  • New PojoTask for simpler Dependency Injection and better integration with Spring.
  • New Maven archetype for creating a webapp project that uses Cernunnos.
  • Support for automated definition of Servlets & Portlets.
  • Support for running Cernunnos operations from the ${CRN_HOME}/bin directory.
  • Significant enhancements to exception feedback & troubleshooting.
  • Significant enhancements to the manual, including more and better examples, coverage of previously undocumented components and features.
  • Improvements to Maven build & dependency configuration.

Cernunnos is ideal for Java developers who have more ambition than time. It allows them to boost their effectiveness and productivity well above traditional industry practices. Cernunnos effectively utilizes an innovative LEGO™-like building block design, which enables software code sections to be instantly joined together with other pieces of code without having to write any additional code to make them work together. For user documentation, examples, and an overview of features see the Cernunnos Manual online at .

About Cernunnos

The Cernunnos Project began in February 2007 and includes 29 current members. Its development was led by Andrew Wills, Software Architect at Unicon, Inc. The following institutions and organizations, many of which use Cernunnos, were also involved in its development and support: JA-SIG, Yale University, The University of Illinois, The University of Colorado, California State University Chico, and California Polytechnic University. Cernunnos is hosted by Google Code and is available freely under the Apache License, Version 2.0. For more information visit the project home page at .