Since the introduction of Java CDI container my focus is on building applications without the usage of any Spring libraries. It’s not that I do not like Spring, but since CDI I don’t really need a heavy weight DI container in my application anymore. When looking at EE 7 even more of the stuff that is provided by Spring comes out of the box.
One thing that I do miss in the EE specification is the handling of properties.
Just a few days ago I attended the DEVOXX conference in Belgium. The last session I attended was from Adam Bien’s session Real World Java EE.
As usual i was amazed by the speed and manner of presentation performed by Adam. Just 5 slides and the rest is on the keyboard and a IDE. Juggling between questions from the audience and the message he wants to be passed. Besides that I was triggered (and more people I think) by the statement that he does not use the private keyword anymore.