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Thoughts On the State of Web Development 253

rmoskal recommends his blog post up at Most Media on finding the right level of abstraction, Grails, and SOFEA. "[Three years ago] I was very excited about Apache Wicket as the way to develop line of business applications with a domain model, CRUD [create-read-update-delete] screens for maintaining the model, and in the most interesting cases, doing something else useful besides. I still like Wicket. It has, as its website says, a small conceptual surface area.' It reminds me of Python in that 'You try something it usually just works.' In many respects, though, Wicket seems to be at the wrong level of abstraction for the for the sorts of line-of-business applications described above. If your team is spending any time at all writing code to produce listing, filtering, and sorting behavior, not to mention creating CRUD screens and the back-end logic for these operations, they are probably working at the wrong level of abstraction. ... Recently I did a small project using Grails and was quite pleased. Grails uses groovy, a dynamic language compatible with Java, and is based on the proven technologies that I know and love well: Spring, Hibernate, SiteMesh, Maven, etc. ... I get all the power of the Java ecosystem without the fustiness and lack of expressivity of the core language (no more getters and setters, ever!)."
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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 18, 2010 @07:40PM (#31891034)
    Jokes on you, necro-boy!
    She was a vampire who died of leprosy and now you're gonna have to pay for your blood at the Wal-Mart pharmacy and drink it through a straw after your teeth fall out!
    And guess which part of your anatomy is gonna fall off first!
    Fuckin' dumbass necrophiliacs can't even read warning signs at gravesites.....
  • by Civil_Disobedient ( 261825 ) on Monday April 19, 2010 @09:32AM (#31895050)

    I'd like a 3d online space where my avatar can stand in the rustling grass of a windy prairie. In this environment, are a variety of nearby locations: A Desk...

    And on that desk, a computer. I virtually sit down in the virtual chair in front of my three-dimensional virtual desk, press the virtual power button, look at the virtual monitor (300 feet wide!) and am confronted with... ad infinitum.

Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.