I recently had the painful experience of swapping motherboards in an XP machine. Read my notes on what it took to get XP running again (compared to the 3 minutes it took to boot Linux).
In the current trend of reducing J2EE application development to the simplest possible form, Plain Ordinary Java Objects, POJOs, the Wicket project is aiming to allow Java developers to build web apps also using POJOs.
Wicket’s feature list is pretty impressive. The approach to development is that the HTML pages are just that, plain HTML, and the Java supporting the pages are POJOs.
From looking throght the examples though, there is still some package and super class hierarchy dependencies on the Wicket framework, so I wouldn’t say that the Java code is pure POJOs, but it does look a lot cleaner than Struts.
Hibernate released 3.0 ‘stable’ yesterday (4/3/5), which will please those who were reluctant to adopt the ‘Release Candidate’ version released last month.