When I first heard
about JavaServer Faces, way back at the 2002 Java One conference, it was sold
as “Swing for the Web”. That caught my attention. I was sick of
cookies, servlets, and that special form of torture—JSP custom actions.
Ever since, I have pinned my hopes on JSF because it has one thing going...
There has been much discussion on whether Java
programmers are becoming dinosaurs, on an evolutionary
dead end and overtaken by more nimble mammals. Bruce Tate has long
abandoned Java for greener (or redder) pastures. Bruce Eckel has embraced
Flex , Bill Venners favors Scala. Python is making inroads in college
curricula. What is a Java programmer to do? In this blog, I argue that we