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Apache Jakarta Commons: Reusable Java™ Components by Will Iverson

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Chapter 1. Overview

The Apache Jakarta Commons project (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/) is a collection of reusable Java software components. Each Commons project represents a unit of functionality smaller than a full application—all of the various Commons projects are intended to help a Java developer build a useful application more quickly by leveraging existing components. Despite the range of functionality included in the various Commons projects, many developers have not taken the time to understand or make use of these libraries, despite their inclusion in many of the most popular open source projects such as Tomcat and Hibernate. On the other hand, considering that the Commons project (as of this writing) consists of twenty-nine released ...

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