Great Open Source oportunity: Java EE

// December 29th, 2006 // Java, software development

Now that Java is going open source, there is a big opportunity for open source software developers to scale Java and compete with .Net in the enterprise arena. I think Java can really benefit from the open source community.

The first thing to do is to incorporate an open source replacement for JEE which is utterly complex, and it is also committing suicide [1][2]. A good idea would be to use the Spring Framework and Hibernate to begin with, which are really stable and robust frameworks; and work from there.

I really would like Java to survive and shine, it is a beautiful language (not as beautiful as C#) afterall.

In my case, I am completly in love with C#, and if, for any reason, I move back to linux, it would be through Mono; which is a robust and flexible implementation of the .Net framework for Linux, Windows and MacOS.

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[1] Seeley, Rich. “Analysts see Java EE dying in an SOA world”.
2006 SearchWebServices.com. December 29th, 2006.
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[2] Patrizio, Andy. “Is Java EE’s Complexity Its Worst Enemy?”.
2006 SearchWebServices.com. December 29th, 2006.
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