Struts, Spring, Tapestry, oh my!
jonathan at carnageblender.com
Wed Aug 10 19:57:22 MDT 2005
On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 19:37:49 -0600, "Michael Torrie"
<torriem at chem.byu.edu> said:
> This whole weird drug dependency on xml files is one of the main things
> that drives me away from anything Java. It's so bad and very confusing
> and not very readable either. It only gets worse when you need to mix
> in other things like Spring.
Well, there's good reasons for XML coming out of your ears in Java-land
-- the language just isn't sufficiently dynamic enough to do some things
itself, and XML allows some of that flexibility.
For other things (like ORM--*cough* Hibernate *cough*) I'm guessing it's
just a case of "when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
I much prefer the approach of SimpleORM there. Of course, it's not as
good as what you see in dynamic languages (PyDO, ActiveRecord), but it's
well-designed for all that. The author's whitepaper is mandatory
reading for anyone interested in ORM, IMO. Very clueful guy.
> In my opinion, for what I am doing on a daily basis, anything Java for
> web apps is overkill. Over-designed, over-abstracted. Did I mention
Preach it! :)
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