rapidRest is a simple java web framework that should be easy to use, configure and implement its core, giving the control back to the developer.
The framework architecture is based upon the chain of command pattern, and in reality is an extension of the FilterChain of the servlet specification.
A set of implementations of the kernel's interfaces is provided, and using it isn't really different from some restful frameworks, eg. Tapestry, so all pages are handled by pojo classes directly mapped to the url. The differential lies upon the extreme flexibility and pluggability of the architecture, because while there is a complete set of commands to implement a whole web application, the developer has the possibility to extend, modify or create new commands, very easily and in very transparent way.
Configuring the framework consists in implementing an interface that define your chain of commands and registering a filter at web.xml. There isn't a documentation yet, but there is a complete demo application using mycontainer right here.
Suggested related framework:
mycontainer holyavenger jsigner
Last Release: 1.0.0.