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Blog Archive for jhook during May 2006

JavaOne was fantastic this year. Being a presenter did put a very different twist on the week-- especially going at the end. This left Ed Burns, Adam Winer, and I plenty of time to go over our presentation. I might as well been tied at the hip with them because of all our practices dotted throughout my session schedule. While I didn't get a chance to attend all of the sessions I planned to (I...
With JSF, we have this robust component model, an extreme amount of collaboration that has existed since the spec's inception. AJAX has arrived, but many of the examples online simply jump outside of JSF to provide ivory tower solutions with lots of manual coding by the end developer. This can inevitably falter long term and place developers back into the same situation they were in with JSP...
I believe we've all finally 'gotten' it. Object Oriented design with POJOs, simplified with both state and behavior, wired together with IoC flare. Many patterns outlined in the blueprints handbook just add needless complexity. Even the Java Champions mailing list had a question posted on the need for Data Transfer Objects anymore. You're right sir, we've grown too fat with our simplified...