As a side note to the last post about the Rails and J2EE article, it’s
interesting that the title of that article was
Ruby on Rails and
J2EE: Is there room for both? when there was barely an official J2EE
technology mentioned. Struts and Hibernate weren’t J2EE technologies the
last time I checked - they evolved in real life hacker communities under
liberal licenses, not under a vendor sanctioned expert committee.
Perhaps the original comparison that used cross vendor, JCP approved
specs like PO Servlets, JSP, and EJB was just too much to bare?
I’m not trying to be a troll or anything, I’m just wondering whether others find it interesting that the popular Enterprise Java technologies today aren’t part of J2EE at all.
People wonder why there’s a push for Sun to free Java, I don’t. I personally don’t give a shit what they do with it but when you see the results of one of these communities in action it’s hard to advise against it from a technical standpoint.