[thelist] Enterprise Red Tape was: Web Based Employee Directory - prt 2

Ken Chase raskenbo at fastmail.fm
Wed Sep 15 12:22:20 CDT 2004

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 09:35:02 -0700, "Steve Lewis"
<nepolon at worlddomination.net> said:

> The J2EE model should streamline the process of reading and updating 
> commonly used data.  It should cut down on the number of rogue 
> servers, wasted resources, and concurrent development of redundant 
> solutions to common problems.  In essence, it should bring the concept 
> of code reuse out of the box and into the organization's culture.

Bingo! This is the message that we always receive from our tech shop
managerial types (not the coders). The promise is that eventually,
through code re-use, development costs will be drastically reduced. The
reality is that the wheel keeps being re-invented and even if I develop
this myself and follow established guidelines, I will be charged for the
resources that are required to do a full code review. So, I don't find
that there's anything inherently wrong with the J2EE model but rather
with how it is(n't) implemented.

Now, if I had access to "pre-approved modules" (ken drifts into

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