Rails Lessons Applied to Java
With both Ruby on Rails and Java having reached the Koolaid Point a long time ago detractors on both sides are taking pop shots at each other. Comments from both side can get pretty childish at times which I'm sure doesn't help the average IT professional when they are trying to decide on the best way to approach a project.
Anyway, Bill Venners and Bruce Tate are both trying and peel back the layers and help us understand these things better. I suggest Java developers read the two articles they have written recently (links above) to get a better understanding. Whether it is code generation or how Rails deals with the persistence layer the framework has hit on something of value. I for one am trying to take a deeper dive to figure it out so I can become better at what it is I do as an IT professional. Name-calling doesn't pay the bills.