The guy in charge of Java competency group at Lohika — Zenyk Matchyshyn, has gave me a task
— to create a simple Ajax blog with REST API and JSON as data transfer format — and a set of technologies to use on that task: Maven2, Servlet API 2.5, Hibernate, Spring IoC.
Though I had some experience of using Hibernate and Spring container in some distant past, I was really impressed by Maven2.
So I've finished the task a while (about two or three months) ago
...and got a new one — do the same but using Spring MVC.
I've been trying to find some Maven2 project archetype for Spring MVC, but nothing good was out there, until Zenyk gave me a hint to dig into Spring Roo — which is another great tool from Java world I've got acquainted with.
Btw, if anyone needs to use an entity name that has a plural different than -s — use @RooPlural annotation, e.g.:
@RooPlural("BlogEntries")class BlogEntry ...
So after two month of work I've finally got some time to get back to Java.
To be continued...