Equinox is a lightweight version of AppFuse. I was inspired to create it while writing Spring Live and looking at the struts-blank and webapp-minimal applications that ship with Struts and Spring, respectively. These “starter” apps were not robust enough for me, and I wanted something like AppFuse, only simpler. Much of the documentation for developing with Equinox can be found in the Spring QuickStart Chapter in Spring Live. The basic Equinox application shows how to do simple CRUD on a database table.