Reza Behforooz

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We know from the theory of relativity that the passage of time is relative to the perceiver. This is true of history as well. Sometimes history moves fast, e.g., during World War II and when communism was crumbling in 1989. Sometimes history moves slowly, as in the Cold War and the period between 1991-2001. The same can be said of innovation. Sometimes a lot of innovation happens all at once as in the boom years of the Web from 1998-2001, and during the early days of Java - 1994-1995. Sometimes the pace of innovation slows to a crawl and other forces, principally economic, take precedence. The J2EE platform is in the latter state at the moment. Much of the innovation has already been done, and most of the work being done now is "fit and finish" work. The net effect of this is that the application server vendors are innovating at a furious pace. History of the Develop... (more)