Hi there, Considering the widespread usage of Spring I suggest starting a new section for Spring under products. This will ease the search for specific discussions about Spring. There might not be not much discussions going on about spring at present. But Im sure that it will not be the case in the future.
Forums are created based not upon the widespread usage or popularity of a subject or product, but on the amount of traffic it generates here. And frankly, Spring doesn't seem to be generating enough buzz to warrant its own forum at this point.
Originally posted by mo sayed: Why? Why do you think that Spring will not receive much interest. I was under the impression that it was gaining a lot acceptance within the j2ee community !!!
I think this may be an effect of a technological "echo chamber"
There is a forum here dedicated to Agile Methodology, but I rarely see it being used on client sites, even with very technologically savvy companies.
Everytime I've attended a Java meeting there is a lot of talk and excitement about JSF, but again I have yet to encounter it in the wild.
This seems to happen a lot in the Java community. There is a lot of hype and excitement over a product, concept, etc. but then you don't see many instances of it being used in the real world. Not to say that they are worthless or not worth pursuing, but having a bunch of Java developers in a room talking about how great it is does not equate to actual use in the field.
I think Spring has a lot of potential and generates lots of excitement, but we currently have one project in the entire Dallas office where I work that is using it. None of our other clients are using it, have expressed interest in it, or even have any need for it. Yet every Java developer in our office is interested in it, including me. Reality versus hype is still running parallel to each other in our office.