Open-source libraries abound. Thousands of projects thrive and (mostly) languish at Apache, SourceForge, CodeHaus and right here at java.net. Project directories like FreshMeat, Java-Source and CodeZoo try to make the chaos look less irregular.
But above all the rest, there are projects that have changed the field, some of them declining, and some strong as ever. Here are my top three:
Over the last year the term POJO
has enjoyed an enormous success in the Java community. One of the major reasons for this being, of
course, introduction of
in JDK 5.0. The new version of EJB
shows us the promised land where no home or remote interface step,
JAXB 2.0 works exclusively with
annotations, and there is even a whole
JSR that aims to standardize common
annotations in Java....