Mortar Project provides the open-source community with an excellent example of an application that can be used to kickstart the initial creation of a professional web application. Everything is configured and ready-to-run as soon as it’s downloaded. The single most important goal of Mortar Project is to provide a foundational application where you don’t have to worry about configuring versions, jar dependencies, or integrating bleeding-edge Java technologies. That’s where Mortar Project provides some comfort. Mortar Project solves many integration issues before you fall short trying to do it all by yourself.