Jakub has been around software development for past 10 years, wearing multiple hats, getting hands dirty in multiple environments, securing both technical as well as the business side of The Thing. “An engineer with a human friendly interface?”. Some languages, some frameworks, blah blah blah - doesn’t matter.
Jakub always considered programming as a tool to solve real-life problems - in a pragmatic way. He always stayed closed to business side of the solution, still focusing on the technology. He combines daily job of managing a horde of software engineers at Young Digital Planet with lectures and technical trainings and comittment to Gdańsk Java User Group.
This happens in every community: You don’t need Rails, to build a web application in Ruby. You don’t need templating engine for PHP - PHP is a templating language! We over engineer and over engineer, again and again. Same happens in Java. Hibernate + EJB + JSF is not the only blessed stack for development of web application… one can argue it’s the worst. Same with Spring; no longer lighweight, no so robust - still powerful but not necessary the easiest. So what are the options for an average Java developer? In this talk I’ll walk through multiple options, for modern Java web development: easy, quick, flexible and still state of an art. Starting for just obvious unknowns like embedded jetty, though micro pure-webframeworks, smaller and bigger swiss army knifes, which try to promise both: cover most of the application stack, still keeping things robust.