How many times have we heard that LAMP or .NET is better than Java EE? There’s an interesting discussion about this going on over at The Server Side.
I for one will be sticking with Java EE. I think frameworks like Spring, Hibernate, Struts, EJB3 are all things I wouldn’t like to give up. Java has made huge leaps forward in the last year or so, lets hope the momentum keeps going.
It seems that we are going to get much tighter integration with Struts and JSF in NetBeans 4.2.
Geertjan describes whats going to be available in NetBeans 4.2. It looks as though Struts and JSF will be tightly integrated – the whole process of creating a new project using these technologiues can be described in 4 pictures!
Its not difficult to create a Struts project in NetBeans 4.1, but little things like this make the IDE so much nicer.
Netbeans has announced a preview of their new CVS support. I don’t use CVS, I much prefer Subversion so this new release doesn’t interest me too much.
However, according to the release notes:
…it is critical for us to know what you think before we release the final version and move to integrating support for more versioning systems such as Subversion and MS SourceSafe!
So, please can everyone using Netbeans and CVS give this a try and give feedback. Then it hopefully won’t be too long before we get a similar level of Subversion integration in Netbeans.
JBoss has announced that version 4.0.3 RC2 of the JBoss App Server has been released. Highlights include:
- Support for platform mbeans under Java 5
- Support for Tomcat GlobalNamingResources
- New startup parameters to control cluster partition and udp group
- Improved farm service
- Xerces J 2.7.0
- JBoss Bean deployer (early access JBoss5 microkernel)
For those of us still using Struts, there’s a good tutorial on using Struts Validator over on developerWorks.
This is worth a read if you’re new to Struts of haven’t used the Validator stuff before.