What can I expect from Jodd?

Take a deep breath and hold it:

Developer-friendly experience + Excellent performance + Small memory footprint and code-base; under 1.5 MB + Fast redeployments, matter of seconds + Web framework + Lightweight DI container + Unique proxy creator + Thin database layers + Template SQL + Transactions manager + JSON (de)serialization + Validation framework + HTML parser + Decoration framework + Fastest bean library + Type conversion + Elegant and precise time class + Properties replacement + Tiny HTTP client + Many carefully selected utilities… and more!

Now you can breath out :)


About Jodd - an effective one-page you will love :)

Jodd overview in 5 minutes - Jodd frameworks overview in 5 minutes.

Jodd micro-frameworks in 30 minutes - example of using Jodd micro-frameworks.

Jodd modules - learn how Jodd is organized into the modules.

Jodd utilities

BeanUtil - fastest bean manipulation library around.

Cache - set of common cache implementation.

Printf - formatted value printing, as in C.

JDateTime - elegant usage and astronomical precision in one time-manipulation class.

Type Converter - converting types.

StringUtil - more then 100 of additional String utilities.

StringTemplateParser - simple string template parser.

Finding, scanning, walking files - few easy ways.

Class finder - find classes on classpath.

Wildcard - using wildcards.

Servlets - various servlets-related tools.

Jodd tag library - new power to the JSP.

Form tag - automagically populates forms.

Class loading in Jodd - great ways for loading classes.

Fast buffers - really fast appendable storage.

Include-Exclude rules - small rule engine for filtering resources.

Dir Watcher - watching directory for file changes.

Jodd tools

Email - sending and receiving emails.

Props - enhanced Properties replacement.

HTTP - tiny, raw HTTP client.

Methref - strongly-typed method name references.

SwingSpy - inspection of swing component hierarchy.

Jodd micro-frameworks


Elegant web MVC framework that uses CoC in a pragmatic way to simplify web application development.


Slick and lightweight DI container that supports sufficient most of features offered by other containers.


The fastest proxy creator with unique approach for defying pointcuts and advices.


Efficient and thin layers that significantly simplifies writing of database code.


Poweful JSON serializer and parser.


Enjoyable transaction manager.


Extracts method and constructor parameter names.


Validation framework.


HTML parser.


Transparent HTML resource bundles.


Web decorator framework.


CSS3 selectors parser.


jQuery in Java.

Jodd Labs

Jodd Joy - Start coding your web applications right away, using best Jodd practices integrated into thin application layer.



Jodd & OSGi - Learn how to use Jodd modules as OSGi bundles.

Jodd as JBoss AS 7 module - make JBoss module out of Jodd jars.


Uphea - real-world web application example built on Jodd framework.

Quickstart - start experiencing Jodd right away.

Build web applications with Jodd - tutorial that gives step-by-step instructions how to build web application using Jodd. Along it also provides some best-practices using Jodd frameworks.

Tips, Tricks & Best practice

Logging, make Jodd logs to your logging framework.

Add to classpath with ClassLoaderUtil in runtime.

Learn how to remove session id from URL for more security.

Jodd can be used on Android, too!


Benchmarks - overview of all available performance tests.


Jodd API javadoc.

Test results.

Coverage reports.

About Documentation

We put big effort to produce quality documentation. Jodd documentation covers core concepts of Jodd micro frameworks in depth, but also gives overview and examples for many tools.

Although we are trying hard to keep documentation up to date with the code base, there may be differences between how code works and whats described.

Documentation is written in kramdown (excellent markdown extension). You can find and even read our documentation on GitHub, too. Feel free to contribute!

Need more documentation on certain topics? Don't hesitate to ask for it!

Thank you!