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Afflicted? I loved Dynamo when I worked on it. JSP 2.0 has finally
made up some of the ground on what DSP had 5 years ago.

Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer




Dave Levitt wrote:

>On my current project, I'm afflicted with ATG Dynamo.
>
>When I attempt to add the URL for their Javadoc
>https://www.atg.com/repositories/ContentCatalogRepository_en/manuals/D5.6.1/apidoc/index.html
>
>Idea just ignores the URL - The 'Specify Javadoc URL' goes away, without updating anything.

>

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Norris Shelton wrote:

Afflicted? I loved Dynamo when I worked on it. JSP 2.0 has finally
made up some of the ground on what DSP had 5 years ago.


Well, I think there are some ideas in ATG which were quite advanced for
the time - but poorly implemented and atrociously documented. We had
to decompile the stuff in order to figure out what the hell was going on
in this service or that particular formhandler.

I was also quite disappointed to find out that all this so-called
configuration flexibility and componentized thinking boils down to a
opaque configuration nightmare. For a supposedly first-class ebusiness
(yikes) product, the processes & patterns that were made available to
you never seemed to fit The Real World - worse, trying to make them fit
was an absurdly complex and painful process: as soon as you step outside
ATG's way of doing things, you're royally screwed.

Oh, and I must admit, DSP had some stuff that JSP (or actually, the
tag-library stuff) is still catching up to, but in a far too verbose and
crufty syntax. For what it's worth, I feel the Struts tag libraries are
equally retarded.

There. I feel much better now. :)

CU,
Edwin

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I have to agree with the decompiling. The company that I worked for at
the time starting using Dynamo V2. When I left, we were using Dynamo
5. Decompiling was always a way of life for us. We were pushing their
code so much, they would issues patches where every single bug that was
fixed was found by us. Painful, but fun days.

Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer




Edwin van Ouwerkerk Moria wrote:

Norris Shelton wrote:

>
>> Afflicted? I loved Dynamo when I worked on it. JSP 2.0 has finally
>> made up some of the ground on what DSP had 5 years ago.
>
>

Well, I think there are some ideas in ATG which were quite advanced
for the time - but poorly implemented and atrociously documented. We
had to decompile the stuff in order to figure out what the hell was
going on in this service or that particular formhandler.

>

I was also quite disappointed to find out that all this so-called
configuration flexibility and componentized thinking boils down to a
opaque configuration nightmare. For a supposedly first-class ebusiness
(yikes) product, the processes & patterns that were made available to
you never seemed to fit The Real World - worse, trying to make them
fit was an absurdly complex and painful process: as soon as you step
outside ATG's way of doing things, you're royally screwed.

>

Oh, and I must admit, DSP had some stuff that JSP (or actually, the
tag-library stuff) is still catching up to, but in a far too verbose
and crufty syntax. For what it's worth, I feel the Struts tag
libraries are equally retarded.

>

There. I feel much better now. :)

>

CU,
Edwin

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