Earlier this week I started working on a Google App Engine application. It’s not very complex so I wanted to use some simple presentation framework. (I believe using Spring would be really beneficial in my case.)

After a bit of research on the StackOverflow, I decided to tryout Stripes (“Stripes is a presentation framework for building web applications using the latest Java technologies.”).

So far, I’m very satisfied with Stripes. It’s reasonably well documented, mature and has everything you’d expect from a modern presentation framework: data binding, validators, declarative URL mappings, etc. Stripes is very easy to start with and I feel very comfortable with it after only few days. What makes me happy even more is that my App Engine applications needs just about few seconds to startup. :-)