Thursday, September 30, 2004

Who cares if Java 5 is out

I sure as hell don't.

It amazes me the number of people who make a big stink of this. I really envy those people as they must get to work on projects with the latest versions of all the coolest tools. Must be sweet to change midstride and upgrade to the latest greatest JDK available or simply download the latest jakarta libraries and install the newest version of XYZ appserver.

I recall being stuck on JDK 1.2.2 for years as the rest of you priviledged folks were using 1.4. Tis the burden of working in an environment handcuffed by the appserver vendor's choice of jdk (Websphere back then). At this present job, we *just* migrated from 1.3.1 to 1.4.2.

I need to get a job like the rest of you where you get to constantly revamp your development environment with the latest bleeding edge tools.

Seriously, I'm so jealous. I bet your petstore's run so much quicker.


Anonymous said...

I suspect (and I suspect that you suspect) that they don't have actual jobs working with Java. I don't see a lot of Java weblogs with articles that reflect real experience with business applications development. Java seems to be a toy for most of 'em, not a tool.

And don't feel too bad. I envy YOU. You get to at least move to 1.4. My employer has not validated anything later than 1.3.1_09 for production use.

-- Doug

Anonymous said...

At least you have a job.

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