A component-oriented framework for creating highly scalable web applications in Java.

Java Power

Tapestry pages and components are simple Java POJOs, with easy access to all Java language features and the vast Java ecosystem. Thanks to Java's advanced concurrency API, Tapestry handles requests fast without sacrificing security or stability.

Scripting Ease

Tapestry features live class reloading: change your Java code, refresh the browser and see the changes... instantly! Have your cake and eat it too: the speed and depth of Java, the agile development style of Ruby or Python.

Super Productivity

 Simple POJO classes, streamlined templates, live class reloading, state-of-the-art exception reporting, first-class Ajax support, and a big library of built-in components: Tapestry is designed from the ground up to give you great productivity.

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What is Tapestry?

Pure Java and Polyglot

Written in pure Java: code your pages and components in Java, Groovy or Scala.

Highly Productive

Live class reloading means that the time between seeing an error and providing the fix is seconds, not minutes.

Advanced Exception Reporting

Gives you all the tools you need to fix your problem: not just a stack trace, but details about what Tapestry was doing and why, what went wrong, and how to fix it.


Pure Java; no reflection, not even for property expressions. Built to cleanly support large numbers of concurrent threads without contention. Integrated GZip content compression, JavaScript aggregation and compression, and client-side caching.

Convention over Configuration

Dependency injection and meta-programming through annotations and naming conventions.


Scales up big on a single server, and works great in a cluster. Keeps session state minimal by design.


Committed to testability throughout design; built-in utilities to enhance TDD. Support for Selenium for integration testing.

Adaptable and Modular

Architecture is open and extensible. There's a clean way to add your own extensions, or override built-in logic. Provides integration with Hibernate, JPA and Spring. Third-party integrations with other tools, such as Quartz and Lucene.


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Latest news

After a series of alpha and beta releases, some of which have been released into the wild, we're happy to announce that we created a release candidate for the 5.4 release. We have fixed a couple of bugs, updated some internal libraries and improved performance and stability. This release is available from the Maven Central Repository, or as a direct download https://tapestry.apache.org/download.html. Please give it a spin and let us know how it is working for you. If you find any bugs,…
Tapestry 5.4-beta-26 fixes many bugs and paves the way towards the long awaited release candidate.
Tapestry 5.3.8
Apache Tapestry 5.3.8: compatible with Java 8. Tapestry is primarily available for download via Maven, from the Maven central repository:     <dependency> <groupId>org.apache.tapestry</groupId> <artifactId>tapestry-core</artifactId> <version>5.3.8</version> </dependency> You can also download the binary, source, or JavaDoc archives. Tapestry 5.3.8 is the latest maintenance release from the stable 5.3 release branch. If you intend to run this release on JRE 8, make sure to read the the release notes.…