2008 is here, so it might be worthwhile to find out what was requested most by TSS readers from 2007. Interesting results: the most popular news item was a free book download on Jakarta Struts from SourceBeat - covering Struts 1.
The most popular news items:
- Free Book Download: Jakarta-Struts Live - from 2004!
- Google Guice, A Java Dependency Injection Framework
- Do You Know How to Optimize Your JVM? Video Tech Brief
- Why most large-scale Web sites are not written in Java
- Tutorial: Developing Your First Spring Web Application, also from 2004
- Getting Started With JasperReports, from 2005
- How do you become an architect?
- Assessing the Survivors of the Java IDE Wars
- Vincent Partington: Top 10 Java EE performance problems
- Differences between Struts and JSF?
It's an interesting list - and considering the popularity of some older posts, it's clear that people are interested in technologies with a few miles on them. The only "new" technology featured in the top 10 news posts was Guice
, at #2. Granted, a list of "posts read most" is skewed towards older posts, but it's worth considering nonetheless.
Now, the top 10 articles from TSS in 2007:
- Introduction to the Spring Framework - no surprise here. Spring must be popular! (Yes, humor is intended there.)
- Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 - a free book download.
- Jakarta Struts Live - the SourceBeat Struts Live book download, also news item #1 from 2007.
- Introduction to the Spring Framework 2.5 - a revision to the Introduction to Spring that came in at #1. Spring must be popular!
- J2EE Artichect's Handbook, another fairly old post
So - what conclusions would you draw from the top ten news items and top five articles from TSS in 2007?