Wednesday, March 26, 2008

TSSJS: Boldly go where the Java language has not gone before

Geert Bevin provided a fast-paced introduction to some of the cool concepts in Terracotta, Rife continuations, GWT and Android.

Terracotta provides a nice way of overlaying state distribution to your Java classes using bytecode manipulation. I can see this working really well for smaller app but becoming pretty complex for larger applications.

The section on Rife continuations was interesting but I didn’t fully get how it worked. Maybe because I don’t build web apps. It seemed to allow halting and continuing the interaction flow of web applications and picking up state and context between requests. Very simple and pretty cool if you are a web app guy.

Unfortunately, I had to jump on a call and missed Android and GWT.