The Struts open source framework was created to make it easier for developers to build web applications based on the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies. Like a building, a web application must have a solid foundation from which the rest of the structure can grow. The Struts framework provides developers with a unified infrastructure upon which Internet applications can be based. Using Struts as the foundation allows developers to concentrate on building the business application rather than on the infrastructure.
The Struts framework was created by Craig R. McClanahan and donated to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in 2000. The project now has several committers from around the world, and many developers are contributing to the overall good of the framework. The Struts framework is one of many well-known and successful Apache Jakarta projects. Others include Ant, log4j, and Tomcat. The overall mission of the Jakarta project is to provide commercial-quality server solutions, based on the Java platform, in an open and cooperative fashion.