The dot operator works only when the thing on the right is a bean property or map key for the thing on the left. That’s it. But the [ ] operator is a lot more powerful and flexible...
Is the same as this:
The simple dot operator version works because person is a bean, and name is a property of person.
But what if person is an array?
Or what if person is a List?
Or what if name is something that can’t be expressed with the normal Java naming rules?