Announcing the Java Spring Programming IDE Challenge
Help promote your favorite Java Spring Programming IDE by taking part in the Java Spring Programming IDE Challenge which is taking place on JavaPocket.net.
The resulting contest entries will be used to help teach Java Spring Programming. See JavaPocket.net for more details.
An observation at Frys and Barnes and Nobles
I went to the programming on the web reading sections at both stores.
At Barnes and Nobles, I saw one Grails book in the web programming section. It was on the shelf closest to the floor. Again, ASP.NET, C#, Rails, Python, and Ruby books dominated the scene. This was the Sunset and Vine location in Los Angeles. I asked where all the Java books were. This location didn't carry that many because people don't buy the (Java)books and publishers don't write books for them.
Why in the world would someone want to learn any of the unproductive J2EE stacks in any IDE? They are all unproductive. Only maintenance for legacy J2EE apps is relevant anymore. The world has moved on. Let the J2EE dead horse turn into gasoline/fossil fuel for future generations. Just burn it all.