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My last blog entry, "You can make EJB better" generated a lot of feedback from developers on Java.net and TheServerSide.com. I waited until Sunday night to review them so that people would have enough time to post their comments. What struck me, after counting and grouping relevant posts, was that the developer community desperately desires a simpler programming model for EJB. In particular...
on Feb 9, 2004
UPDATED: January 23rd, 2004 I've received a lot of mail and seen a lot of postings about this blog entry. Some of it has been supportive and some of it has been …. Well, not. The one thing that is common to all but a few of the responses is that people have misunderstood my point. This is good evidence that I did a poor job of articulating it – something writers struggle to avoid. Anyway, I...
on Jan 22, 2004
James Strachan and others have been working on an awesome new scripting language for Java called, Groovy. I met James at the ApacheCon conference last year and he made me a convert to Groovy – its really a beautiful language and fairly easy for Java developer to learn. What makes Groovy really cool is that it integrates seamlessly with Java programs and is actually compiled into Java byte code....
on Jan 13, 2004
A Microsoft wonk asked me an interesting question yesterday: Will IBM and BEA make the Java Community Process obsolete? The impetus for this question was the recent release of three J2EE "specifications" by IBM and BEA, which you can review here. Rather than develop these specifications from scratch within the JCP process, as is done in many cases, IBM and BEA decided to propose three new JSRs (...
on Dec 2, 2003