Sometimes if you don't have anything useful/constructive to say it's better to say nothing. Case in point: I came across this posting today. It's the usual kind of statements from the vendors who don't really have an enterprise solution to offer their users so they try to deflect the argument to something else. In this case it's the typical "lightweight = agile" statement, carefully ignoring the realities that sometimes "lightweight = adhoc = maintenance nightmare = more expensive to maintain = not suffient for enterprise deployments". Look, I could rant about this until the proverbial cows come home but I've said so much about this before and at some point I need to stop banging my head against a brick wall! So rather than repeat, I'll just point at some relevant postings:
So take a look at these. I've tried to be very objective in many of them, because I really do believe that there's far too much smoke-and-mirrors and outright deception being pushed by some vendors.
Many years ago before JBoss and Sun became BFFs, we ran a mini JBossWorld-like event at the same time and at roughly the same location as JavaOne. This went on for a couple of years and saw some pretty impressive audiences for that period in JBoss history. Well since then we've obviously gone on to bigger and better things, what with JBossWorld, JUDCon and other events. Of course one of those "other events" is JavaOne, where we've been present every year since about 2004/2005. Well this year is no different in that we're attending (we'll have our booth there as usual, with many of us giving talks throughout the days), but it is different in that we are there in strength! Take a look because we're giving at least 20 sessions at JavaOne this year. If this keeps up, maybe they should rename it as JBossOne!
If you're going to be at JavaOne then call by the booth and let us know what you think of our projects and products. If you can, why not go to some of our sessions too as it's a great opportunity to hear about things we've been working on as well as are working on currently?
Update: there may be a few surprise appearances by JBoss people at JavaOne that aren't publicised just yet