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ZDot Podcast…

A new favorite podcast of mine is ZDot. ZDot is created by Tim Shadel. And, no, I didn’t find it after it’s inclusion in the podcast series on ONJava. I can’t remember how I stumbled across ZDot. The point is that I’m very happy to have found it.

I prefer the length of the ZDot podcast over what The Java Posse is putting out. I just don’t have hour long blocks of time for a podcast. ZDot hits the 20 minute sweet spot with it’s podcast. If Tim has more to say on a subject then what he can fit in a 20 min chunk of time he just splits up the subject over multiple podcast episodes. Let me say that I have no problems with The Java Posse podcast. The content is great; it’s just that the length is too long for me.

I have to say that I really enjoyed the anti-JSF series on ZDot. I’m not saying that I’m anti-JSF, but Tim has really convinced me that there are some serious problems with JSF. Last November I attend 3 JSF sessions by David Geary at the Dallas NFJS. David didn’t really sell the negatives about JSF like Tim has on ZDot. That’s probably because David is trying to make money off a book on JSF and some consulting gigs.

I think I’m gonna do some research for myself and see what others are saying about the problems with JSF mentioned on ZDot. For starters I’ll go back and reread Dave Geary’s blog posts on JSF and Tim Shadel’s posts on JSF.

Quick Links:
Tim Shadel – ZDot
JSF: The 7-Layer Burrito I Won’t Eat Again
JSF Burrito: More Complete List
JSF: Leaky Abstractions (Grab a Mop)
JSF: RenderKit Blues

David Geary
Top Ten Reasons to Prefer JSF over Struts

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