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Running On The Spot

Posted by editor on March 4, 2008 at 6:55 AM PST

Does Rails' "whipitupitude" really mean EE is "dead"?

When someone posts a blog title like Is J2EE Dead?, as Brian


I have just inherited a web application written in Java which has 15 xml files for hibernate, 10 for Spring and Ecache, and some for zk. There are zul files, controllers and views upon controllers and views, and then there are interfaces upon interfaces. There is no way that a human brain can cope with this complexity. This might have been a programmer gone awry, but the point is that even though none of the technologies by themselves is very onerous, the integration is a nightmare, and the technologies are happy to give a rope to the developer to hang himself in the name of using the latest most sophisticated framework.