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Blog Archive for kgh during November 2005

We know we have a lot of power in the Java platform, but sometimes that power has come at a cost in simplicity. We want to improve that, and Ease-of-Development has been a major focus of Tiger, Mustang and Java EE 5. Sometimes we need to add major new features to simplify life for developers but often the problem isn't that there is missing functionality, but that the existing functionality is...
In the Java platform we have tended to focus on adding lots of power and flexibility. That's great, but sometimes that power and flexibility can get in the way of doing common tasks. As part of the Ease-of-Development initiative we have been focusing on simplifying common tasks and getting rid of unnecessary boilerplate code. Here are my five of my favorite cleanups so far: #1: Opening a...