Dandelion is a free and Open Source Java framework aimed at making web development simpler in JVM-based environments.

It helps to manipulate the web assets (JS, CSS) in different ways: assets organization in a bundle graph and classical optimizations like minification, compression or caching.

It also facilitates the integration of powerful JavaScript libraries thanks to a set of extensible components.

  Assets organization

Dandelion proposes to organize your web assets into bundles that can be joined together into a graph. You can then interact with this graph in multiple ways...

  Assets optimization

Apply the best practices of web development without (great) effort! Web assets can be minified and optimally injected into web pages thereby improving load times. Support for asset merging will be added soon.

  Multiple locations

Static assets can be collected from multiple locations before using them: webapp, classpath, CDNs, JARs,WebJars or even Bower components. Dandelion also supports dynamically generated assets!

  Template engines integration

Dandelion and its components all provide a JSP taglib. And if you're cool people who use cool technologies, we also provide support for Thymeleaf.

  Ready-to-use components

The most advanced component is Dandelion-Datatables which allows you to create awesome HTML tables using DataTables. Other components are also incubating...

  Easily extensible

Dandelion is being developed while keeping in mind high extensibility and the ease of use. That's why almost all features contains extension points, for an easier integration in your own projects.

Latest news

  • Dandelion-Core 1.1.1 release

    Dandelion-Core has been released in v1.1.1. This is a maintenance version, mainly focused on the Bower integration, and should work...

  • Dandelion-Datatables 1.1.0 release

    Dandelion-Datatables has been released in v1.1.0! This release is mainly focused on the export feature but also fixes performance and...

  • Dandelion-Core 1.1.0 release

    Dandelion-Core has been released in v1.1.0! This release brings some nice improvements that will be reviewed here. Bower integration Dandelion-Core...

  • Dandelion-Core and Dandelion-Datatables 1.0.1 releases

    Dandelion-Core and Dandelion-Datatables have been released in v1.0.1. These releases are mainly bugfixing versions. The full change logs are available...