Apache Struts is an open-source web application framework for developing Java EE web applications.
It uses and extends the Java Servlet API to encourage developers to adopt a model-view-controller (MVC) architecture.
It was originally created by Craig McClanahan and donated to the Apache Foundation in May, 2000.
Formerly located under the Apache Jakarta Project and known as Jakarta Struts, it became a top-level Apache project in 2005.
The WebWork framework spun off from Apache Struts aiming to offer enhancements and refinements while retaining the same general architecture of the original Struts framework.
However, it was announced in December 2005 that Struts would re-merge with WebWork. WebWork 2.2 has been adopted as Apache Struts2, which reached its first full release in February 2007.