Best Java Frameworks 2020

In this post, we would like to suggest a few best Java frameworks for Java developers to learn in 2020.

These Java/JavaEE frameworks can be used to develop web applications, enterprise applications, and standalone applications, etc.

1. Spring Framework

The Spring Framework is an application framework and inversion of control container for the Java platform. The framework's core features can be used by any Java application, but there are extensions for building web applications on top of the Java EE (Enterprise Edition) platform.It has become popular in the Java community as an addition to or even replacement for the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) model.
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2. Hibernate Framework

Hibernate ORM (or simply Hibernate) is an object-relational mapping tool for the Java programming language. It provides a framework for mapping an object-oriented domain model to a relational database. Hibernate handles object-relational impedance mismatch problems by replacing direct, persistent database accesses with high-level object handling functions.
You should learn this hibernate framework to develop a DAO or persistence layer in Java/Java EE applications.
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3. Apache Struts

This is another enterprise-level framework, maintained by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). This fully-featured Java web application framework that allows the developers to create an easy-to-maintain Java application.

Read more at Apache Struts.

4. Google web toolkit [GWT]

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a completely free, open-source framework that helps the developers to write client-side Java code and establish it as JavaScript. A lot of Google products are written using GWT such as AdSense, Google Wallet, and Blogger.

Read more at Google web toolkit [GWT].

5. JavaServer Faces

JavaServer Faces (JSF) is developed by Oracle for building user interfaces for Java-based web applications. It’s an official standard of the Java Community Process (JCP) initiative. It’s a pretty stable framework.

Read more at JavaServer Faces.

6. Grails Framework

Grails is a dynamic framework, coined by the Groovy JVM programming language. It is an object-oriented language for the Java platform which intends to enhance developer productivity. The syntax is compatible with Java, and it’s compiled to JVM (Java Virtual Machine) bytecode. Grails works with Java technologies, including Java EE containers, Spring, SiteMesh, Quartz, and Hibernate.

Read more at Grails Framework.

7. Vaadin Framework

Vaadin is a web application framework that focuses on UX accessibility. It provides you with a platform for streamlined Java development. Vaadin also allows you to build web applications of customizable components.

Read more at Vaadin Framework.

Let us know if there is any popular Java framework that you want to add to this list.


  1. You can add Play framework to this list.

  2. but where is GWT tutorials? 4th place and no tutorials here? (


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