asynchrmi 1.2 released

asynchrmi goes to version 1.2. This is the first production-ready release. Its core features seems to serve us well.

asynchrmi helps writing JBoss RMI clients

I have started a new project called asynchrmi. The purpose of this lib is to make it simpler to write serious applications that calls a JBoss application server.

We were in the process of writing a modern web frontend to our car-sharing system when we concluded that: 1) making many parallel calls to JBoss as different users didn't work, and 2) that because of the heavily relational datamodel (a typical Hibernate model) you needed to make several calls to get all the data you wanted - calls that could be parallelized.

The case against dependency injection (in its common form)

Dependency injection as it seems to be commonly used in Javaverse, is at the center of what I consider problematic (read sucks) with the philosophy behind JEE.

To be clear: annotation-driven dependency injection is a reasonable software pattern. For example, it allows defining partial standards such as JAX-RS. However, dependency injection as the default mechanism (i.e. with one global namespace) for interconnecting beans makes sense only for small projects.

How to get a servlet to answer

The basic problem, as illustrated by this somewhat aged Jetty pathSpec documentation, is that "/" is treated as "/*" when giving a servlet path spec. Thus, if you want to have a servlet as "front page" in an embedded scenario: