I was thinking about taking a pop at setting up some XML-output pages for exposing some of the game data for some of the fan sites. It’s been a long time since I dabbled in jsp/servlets and it seems a lot has happened. I’ve always found the Java community at large to be a little obnoxious; Java development seems to be a highly religious/political discipline.  Maybe because it inhabits such a similar space to the extremes of Microsoft Certified development, where the developer has no real clue what it is they are building, only what the inputs and outputs are.

That’d be a laudable achievement if the tools being used were architects tools and not programming languages.