Your Next Java Web App: Less XML, No Long Restarts, Fewer Hassles
In case you haven’t been keeping up with improvements to those tools and technologies that are supposed to make us more efficient, here is a report for you: how to build your next Java-based web app with little XML, no long restarts and generally fewer problems and hassles to contend with. The best part: this tutorial shows you how to do it all with tools you are already potentially using, like Eclipse, Maven, Tomcat and (yes) JRebel.
For your next Java web app, why don’t you daydream a little….if you could set up an ideal application, it might rest on the following principles:
- Be simple and easy to set up, rivalling pure JEE6, Play! Framework, or ***-on-rails
- Remain simple and easy when complexity gets beyond what is usually shown in tutorials
- Be easy to run and test on a developer machine as well as on remote servers
- Maximize developer productivity
- Be flexible and robust enough to support a wide array of enterprise requirements (which will be completely different after your boss gets back from the lunch break)
- Have a huge community and know-how behind it
- Keep away from magic and be easy to debug
After all, we are no longer in the days where Spring+Hibernate are considered the unofficial industry standard whose XML appetite kills little rainbow scroll wheels and require three miles of XML. In fact, it’s possible to set them both up with zero lines of XML.
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