Just watched Ted Neward’s TSS tech talk. It resonated with me quite well. He revealed that his new book – Effective Enterprise Java – is sumed up by the phrase: “Avoid round trips!”. I like his “let’s not get religious about OO” attitude. He seems a little closed to dynamically typed languages and talks about “strong typing” when he means “static typing”. Anyways, he’s trying out Smalltalk so there’s hope :). All the talk of REST and “spaces” (JavaSpaces, T-Spaces etc) leads me to think of the Erlang and Oz models of concurrency (like a generalisation of the UNIX pipe). These languages need more proponents!