Code Portably

16 December 2003

Some big thinkers have for quite some time been voicing disapproval of JBoss' practices (antics?). For the first time, I'm really starting to wonder if the JBoss crowd is misleading us down a less respectable path. Thay are sort of crazy, but it takes that fringe element to draw attention and sway people. Richard Stallman does this for the Free Software Foundation. The normal people fall somewhere short, but look all the saner compared to the zealots.

The moral of the story is that we should avoid coding to a specific platform as much as possible, so if our platform of choice (JBoss) does go down the tubes, we can move elsewhere, like Apache Geronimo. Of course, some people have plenty to say about Apache Jakarta projects as well. Oh well, stay fluid and don't rely too heavily upon any one server, framework, whatever.

Filed Under: Java Computers Politics