Today I found out that I'm not a Java programmer. The more I look at programming languages in general, the more I find Java to be clumsy and short-sighted. For a project at my work I tried Wicket.

A lot of web frameworks in Java have the "I'm scared by the web"-syndrome, in which they try to get rid of CSS and mostly JavaScript, and replace it all with Java. Wicket is no different in that respect. In my opinion, if you're scared of the web, don't build a web interface.

A colleague pointed me to the Play framework. It appears to be very much like Django, but then for Java and Scala. I've given it a go, and it looks very nice!