Nowadays Java is clearly the most popular programming language for building of complex enterprise systems. Unfortunately, quite quickly these systems tend to become huge, overly complicated and tremendously difficult to maintain while doing very little. This leads people to seek for alternate programming languages and technologies, but the problem is not so much in the language itself, but in the architecture and design that is frequently applied to Java-based systems. Should we try to fix our thinking first? I'll show a way to do it.
Keywords: Java, simplicity, design, architecture, craftsmanship
Target Audience: developers and architects
Anton Keks is a software craftsman, co-founder of Codeborne, the only extreme programming shop in the region, frequent speaker at conferences, and a lecturer in Tallinn Technical University. He is also a strong believer in open-source software and agile development methodologies, author of a popular network tool - Angry IP Scanner, and a regular contributor to other open-source projects. Before founding Codeborne, Anton has led a team of developers of the award-winning internet-bank of Swedbank for 5 years, gradually introducing agile methods. During this time he has also co-founded Agile Estonia non-profit organization that organizes regular agile conferences in Estonia. During spare time he plays guitar, rides motorbike and travels to remote corners of the world.