Avalon is Apache's Java Server Framework project. It is separated into six subprojects: Framework, Excalibur, LogKit, Cornerstone, Phoenix, and Apps. Its purpose is to simplify server side programming for Java-based projects. It formalizes several best practices and patterns for server side programming. Framework describes the interfaces and contracts for the component-based architecture.
Mythical island paradise in the western seas where the body of King Arthur was taken. Claimed by some to be the area around Glastonbury in Somerset. (Until recent times, much of this region was regularly flooded.) Traditionally, Celtic peoples believed that a person's soul travelled to the west after death. To Index.
Said to be Arthur's last 'earthly destination'. Some believe it to be Glastonbury. Also known as part of the legend as an: "Enchanted island where, according to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Arthur's sword was forged and where he was conveyed after his last battle for his wounds to be attended to" (Lacy et al 1997: 284)