The Hidden Gems of Jakarta Commons, Part 1
Subject:   interesting, but...
Date:   2004-12-23 02:52:04
From:   grahamoregan
Nice article, I written up some thoughts on my blog about it here.


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  • Timothy M. O'Brien photo interesting, but...
    2004-12-25 08:02:38  Timothy M. O'Brien | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hey Graham, thanks for the comment. I read it, and you'd probably be surprised that I agree with some of the sentiment. Some of the components in the Jakarta Commons have problems with API changes after a 1.0 release, but you should know that there is a large very vocal contigent of commons developers who believe that backwards compatibility is of maximum importance. There is a ongoing discussion about package naming, which could address some of these concerns. CLI released a complete refactor in a new package cli2.

    But, you are right, especially with the component you mention, Validator. Unexpected API changes can really be a PITA.