Thursday, 4 October 2007

"old" technology

I've been so fascinated by new technologies recently, I had forgotten just why people use the "old" stuff. Yes, technology is moving along at a rapid pace, but consider this n-tier architecture:
  • SQL database (Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer, etc)
  • Hibernate 2
  • EJB 2
  • Struts 1.3.8
Nothing amazing or innovative there... at least not by today's standards, but only a few years ago the latter three were hot technology. Today they are stable, reliable and simply work exactly how you expect them to and there are lots of tools to help you work with them very effectively. So, I'll be revisiting some of this technology in the next few days (though I am off to Spain for a week on Sunday) to get back up to speed, just in case I happen to need it again.

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