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The Heavyweight Champions are... Springframework and Hibernate?

There are a lot of argumentations exist trying to proof whether a combination of Springframework and Hibernate is still a "lightweight" or already a "heavyweight" champion. Please see following discussions in TSS for some of arguments: Ten Common Misconceptions about Spring Developing J2EE applications without Spring? Why? My conclusions after working with Springframework and Hibernate in some of my projects are: yes , Springframework and Hibernate are already our heavyweight champions! Why? It's getting on my nerves as I have to create SpringBeans by editing those Spring XML files. This is the same with Hibernate hbml files. I know there are some tools available (e. g. Spring and Hibernate plugins) to help me finish these annoying works. But still... at the end this is just the same as working with EJB 2.x with those deployment descriptors . You might say, I can use annotations. Th

MDA 2005

The most interesting discussion in year 2005 I've followed and joined sofar about MDA and the future of Java is this one at Beyond Java . More than 760 threads... with many interesting and great ideas...

Happy Anniversary Indonesia!

p.f. 17 August 2006 - 61 years FYI: Java island is located in Indonesia... so if you want to learn Java language you need to know Indonesian language first :-) This should be your first exercise... Selamat Ulang Tahun Kemerdekaan Indonesia yang ke 61! Semoga selalu panjang umur! Untuk membaca pidato Presiden RI, silahkan untuk melihat artikel ini di KOMPAS: Pidato Presiden 17 Agustus 2006 .

Jorn Bettin has written this comment on the "Standardisation of Model Driven Approach"

Jorn Bettin has written this comment on the "Standardisation of Model Driven Approach": Also, beyond the realm of MDA, in relation to model driven approaches and the use of domain-specific languages in general, there is the question of when and to what degree will standardisation occur. Usually the more domain-specific a language can be made, the more value it adds. Yet, the closer a domain-specific language gets to capturing part of the competitive edge of an organisation, the less incentive for industry wide "standardisation". From my point of view standardisation will only happen if we could get a direct positive impact from it. So, this is actually very pragmatic. A very good example is the use of AndroMDA . I could imagine that there are a lot of organisations out there - which are all the user of AndroMDA - which have standardised their "DSL" based on AndroMDA DSL elements like Entity, Service, tagged values, etc. Why? Because you get directly b