Extend is a simple, highly configurable and light-weight application container based on Spring Framework . Server components are POJOs defined under the Spring Framework that is extended to provide support for services.


10th Feb 2009

Version 0.4.5 is released!

Incorporated Danube improvements. Fixed startup and bugs in fetching maven dependencies.

17th Nov 2007

Version 0.4.1 is released!

Added Jetty to Extend's integrations. Now you can choose between Danube, Jetty and Tomcat as your web server.


Documentation for Extend can be found here .

For quickstart with Extend check here .

API documentation can be found here .


Binary distribution can be found here .

Source can be browsed here .


As soon as Extend is stared you can point your web browser to http://localhost:8080/bean-console. Current configuration will enforce SSL (switch to https://) and ask you for username and password:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin123


Extend is built around simplicity and transparency. If there is a part missing it shouldn't be hard to be added. If you decide to do so and want to share that code with rest of the world we would be more then happy for it to appear within the Abstract Horizon open source project.

Every kind of help is more then welcome - from coding, designing to testing (using it) or commenting on it.