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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during October 2007

The JVM is well on its way to becoming a multi-lingual environment with support for Java, Javascript, JRuby, Groovy, etc. but I have to admit harboring concerns about polyglot programming within a single project. If at all possible, I prefer to use one language per project, but with browser-based applications that's been very tough to do. I've usually ended up with Java on the server side and...
My recent blog entry "Java Developers Hate BPM" was intended to stir up some folks and to generate a good discussion. It was successful... I got a lot of very good and honest feedback (a.k.a. "hate mail"). Several folks said "We don't see the need for BPM tools"... and I would like to address that in this blog entry. I'm really not surprised that the average Java developer doesn't see a need...
Java developers hate BPM. The preceding sentence is (of course) intentionally tailored to be controversial. People tend to read controversial blogs, and I'd like you to read this one. Now that I have hopefully grabbed your attention I'll tone it down a bit... A lot of Java developers hate having to use BPM tools instead of the object oriented tools that they are comfortable with. I work on a lot...