I’ve just released a new project called Knappsack which is a set of Maven archetypes for Java EE 6. In addition to the usual starter projects, these archetypes provide complete example applications so you can see the features of JEE 6 and play around with it without having to butcher existing demo applications.

Knappsack Sandbox Application

Knappsack Application Screenshot

JEE, JSF, JPA and CDI demo

The archetypes are based on the Weld Maven Archetypes and have been extended to contain a project that comes complete with a sandbox data model and pre-populated data, and also a full demo application that makes use of a number of Java EE 6 features. The projects have been tested and works with Glassfish (with a Weld update) and JBoss 6 Milestone 3.