Way back in October 2002, I had the enviable position of ramping up
the development effort for the Sun RI for JavaServer Faces. At that
time, Test Driven Development (TDD) was just starting to catch on, and I
used my position as team leader to mandate (HA!) that we would use TDD
on the project.
Next month I'll have the opportunity to ask questions in real-time to John Loiacano, Sun's head of Software.
I know I'm late to the party on this article, so please excuse my
Gregor Hohpe SOA - Same Old Architecture I often have angst about how my relatively narrow focus on web presentation technologies, and faces in specific, is potentially career limiting. Therefore, I'm taking steps to look up and look around. Mr. Hohpe's talk is such a step. He has so much to say about SOA, and appears to understand the software development practice on its own very well.
Keynote panel Q: Motorola guy: Why should I believe that J2EE will withstand the .NET onslought? A.Cliff: IBM A.Mark: people may not want vendor lock-in. People aren't putting all their IP into .NET. A.Rod: projects are succeeding A.Cliff: Band together to fight MS. JCP. Open Source influencing JCP. A.Gregor Hohpe: JCP: give us your idea, Sun owns it.
Tapestry Overview Component-based Minimizes java coding Developer Focused Benefits Simplified, readable HTML True separation of MVC minimal java coding Great I18N Great developer feedback (fix) True component reuse Simple Forms Login page WAR layout Page is three: HTML file, the view Java Code XML file t
Rod Johnson - Agile J2EE has saved the J2EE platform from destroying itself via its own best practices (blueprints). - AOP Not growing as fast as he expected, but it will continue to grow AspectJ 5.0 will be the definitive AOP framework going forward Standardization? Hard to see the benefit now JCP standardization not appropriate for AOP.
To round out the day's sessions, I attended two from Cameron Purdy of Tangosol. His first, on peer to peer, was quite excellent, though I expect many found it rudimentary. I, having been so focused on Faces in recent years, found it very informative. It was nice to go back to my old days as a network programmer at NCSA when he talked about IP multicast and its applications to clustering.
Rod Johnson, why J2EE projects fail
Let me use this forum to list the people I'd like to meet here: Ben
Galbraith, Howard Lewis Ship, Matt Raible, The Bile Blogger. If
you see me, please say hi.