Nicolas Delsaux <nicolas.delsaux / gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 00:13:17 +0900, Christian Neukirchen
> <chneukirchen / gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> J2EE apps can be abstracted rather well (I think), but Java doesn't
>> allow going high-level enough to make coding bearable.  You notice
>> that as soon as code generation, XDoclet etc. gets used.
>
> Not to enter a J2EE sucks (not) flamewar, but one shouldn't confuse
> misconceptions in J2EE with Java's own abstraction level.
> As a Java/J2EE developper, I do think they are two completely
> different things. Java is quite a good programming language. Simple,
> elegant, and powerful. But J2EE is all crap ! Nobody should ever have
> to write a single line of those fugly XML files. And, for that,
> annotations can be the best thing in Java5.
> But I'm here really off-topic.

I have no idea about J2EE, really; but I dislike Java enough on it's
own.  If Java was as meta-programmable as Ruby, J2EE wouldn't need XML
for configuration.

> Nicolas Delsaux
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