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Original author(s)Tim Fennell
Initial release2005; 18 years ago (2005)
Stable release
1.6.0 / July 23, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-07-23)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformJava Virtual Machine
TypeWeb application framework
LicenseApache License 2.0 Edit this at Wikidata

Stripes is an open source web application framework based on the model–view–controller (MVC) pattern. It aims to be a lighter weight framework than Struts by using Java technologies such as annotations and generics that were introduced in Java 1.5, to achieve "convention over configuration". This emphasizes the idea that a set of simple conventions used throughout the framework reduce configuration overhead. In practice, this means that Stripe applications barely need any configuration files, thus reducing development and maintenance work. It has been dormant since 2016.



A Hello World Stripes application, with just two files:
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.ActionBean;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.ActionBeanContext;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.DefaultHandler;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.ForwardResolution;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.Resolution;
import net.sourceforge.stripes.action.UrlBinding;

public class HelloAction implements ActionBean {
    private ActionBeanContext context;
    private String name;

    public ActionBeanContext getContext() {
        return context;

    public void setContext(ActionBeanContext context) {
        this.context = context;

    public void setName(String name) { = name;

    public String getName() {
        return name;

    public Resolution view() {
        return new ForwardResolution(/WEB-INF/HelloWorld.jsp);
    Hello ${}<br/>
    <s:link beanclass="HelloAction"><s:param name="name" value="John"/>Try again</s:link><br />

No additional configuration files needed.