Wednesday, December 30, 2009

How Java Developers Solve the Event Notification Problem

Event Notification ... Event Handling ... Publish-Subscribe Messaging ... Message Passing ... or whatever you call it.

I'm not the first person to care about this problem. (but it's a problem that I'd rather not care about, especially after I met Qt's Signals and Slots... Java beaten by C++? Come on!)

Note: I'm not talking about enterprise or distributed messaging, just typical event handling mechanism in a single application.

Here are some examples of people contributing solutions to Event Notification in one way or another:
I'm not so impressed. This is such a fundamental infrastructure problem that seems virtually untouched by the Java developers... for almost 15 years!!