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Blog Archive for kirillcool during April 2005

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: JUnit...
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 annotations 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....