eWeek spread the FUD about success of Java

Every now and again a major news source publishes an article that makes my jaw hit the ground. Larry Seltzer apparently lives in the uninformed and blindfolded world that has no contact with reality.

I’m actually surprised that eWeek published his article titled ‘Java’s Momentum is Running Low’ because up until this point I had enjoyed reading both the print copy and the online copy of this weekly industry magazine. However, Seltzer really scrapes the bottom barrel to serve up this article of FUD. I’m not sure where he has been working for the past 10 years, but Java is currently as strong as it has ever been with adoption on a huge number of large-scale enterprise applicaitons world-wide. You’ve only got to check the job vacancies on dice.com or monster.com to get an idea of the current demand, and despite slow recovery since the hard-times of the early 2000’s, Java is in incredibly high demand.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but when articles like this are served up with very little information based on any real facts, you have to remember to take this stuff with a grain of salt.

Hibernate Tools Suite for Netbeans

If you are developing with Hibernate, chances are you may have come across the (now replaced) Hibern8IDE, or more recently the JBoss Hibernate Tools plugin for Eclipse which allows you to test HQL queries against your defined objects and mappings.

The Hibernate Tools Suite looks like a similar type tool, but this is a plugin for Netbeans. Looks like it is worth checking out if you are working with Hibernate and developing with Netbeans.