Chapter 12. Spring Roo

Java has a long history and has become very popular. The language itself is still considered fairly simple when compared to languages like C, C++, COBOL, Pascal, or even C#. The tooling support for Java is second to none, and nothing offers a larger compliment of compelling libraries for more use cases than the rich ecosystem surrounding Java. Indeed, there are also many virtues attached to Java, not the least of which is its widespread use and employment. You already know this, or you wouldn't be looking to simplifying, enabling frameworks like Spring to help you build applications.

That is not to say that there aren't compelling alternatives. Java has some warts, of course. Many languages, and frameworks evolved in those ...

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