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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during October 2005

Contrary to Jonathan Schwartz's "common sense" views, rewriting OpenOffice in AJAX will revolutionize the software industry, reverse global warming, and promote good posture. I'm kidding. Really. Jonathan makes good points in his recent blog about OpenOffice and AJAX: "The language in which a product is written has nothing to do with the value it conveys." I cannot agree more... but I think...
Bruce Tate's views on Java are always noteworthy. Bruce has a low tolerance for things that don't quite make sense, and he's adept at capturing the essence of the problem in a clever phrase or analogy... I always think of Bruce when I am in a restaraunt and see Elephant on the menu ;-) I've yet to read Bruce Tate's new book, Beyond Java, but I think that I already get the point from reading...
Sometimes a single word can really wreak havoc, and "Bean" is one such word. My enthusiasm for Java took a distinct nose dive the first time I encountered the implementation details for the dreaded Enterprise Java Bean. It was quite a shock, and I did everything that I could to avoid using them. Now that EJB3 has significantly lessened the learning curve, many of my initial complaints have...
James Gosling's recent blog asks the question: "SOA: Buzzworld Whiplash or Real Meat?" The answer probably requires a change of perspective. Jame's falls into the same trap that I fell in... SOA isn't really about a programming paradigm, it's about a product paradigm. Let me rush to explain.... To programmers SOA looks a lot like OOP (especially a lot like OOP as promoted by the SmallTalk...