Yup, I do. I LIKE XML CONFIG FILES. I especially like them when working with the Spring Framework. That’s why I have no interest in Guice. I’m almost disappointed to see all buzz by the Interface21 guys on the other options for doing bean definitions. Guys, if you’re listening, spend more time on working on new features, or bug fixes. Don’t waste time working on ways to do things we can already do with XML config.
Anyhow, the main reason I’m writing this post is that Craig Walls will be speaking at the Spring Dallas User Group (SDUG) tonight, covering how we can clean-up, or improve our xml config files. Should be a good talk for people that embrace using xml for config and want to improve the model.