As simple as possible, but not simpler.


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Codion Application Framework

Codion is a full stack, rich client, desktop CRUD application framework, based on Java Standard Edition.

Feature overview




The Codion framework is released under the GPL open source license.

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Codion Google Group


Development started way back in 2004. This was after I had given up trying to use a rich client framework based on drag’n drop, wizard-driven development, which turned out to be absolutely horrifying for someone who really enjoys writing code. This was before the time of Spring, JOOQ, Hibernate and all these excellent frameworks, so I started from scratch, with the aim of using only Java Standard Edition components, JDBC, Swing and RMI.