In this 10-day Vipassana course review, I inspect the course and its teachings from an atheist’s perspective.I don’t usually talk about my personal beliefs in public. After all, people with different beliefs may have very different meditation retreat experiences.Thus, I’ve always looked at meditation from an academic point of view.I’m an atheist, and I don’t believe in the supernatural elements associated with some branches of meditation.The Vipassana Dhamma retreats are based on the teachings of Burmese-Indian S. Goenka (1924-2013), although the Vipassana technique itself traces back to the roots of Buddhism. Some Vipassana centers offer longer courses that last up to 60 days for experienced students.I participated on a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat in Java, Indonesia.
I also would prefer using a combination of Scala, Groovy and Clojure persisting to a No SQL database while being deployed at a Paa S cloud service such as JBoss Open Shift or VMware Cloud Foundry… The Spring framework is no standard as J2EE, nevertheless it became very widespread and an large community arose. You did not have to write 20 interfaces when creating an EJB. But in most enterprise projects, you cannot simply upgrade from Spring 2.5 to Spring 3.x or from JEE 5 to JEE 6.First, I want to summarize some general information about JEE and Spring: J2EE was horrible. It was lightweight, easy to use, and applications could be deployed in a web container (such as Tomcat) instead of a heavy J2EE application server. I wish this would be possible, but low flexibility and politics rule in large companies with thousands of employees.So much XML configuration, so many interfaces, and so lame application servers. Due to the reasons I explained against Spring in the „BUT“ parts, I will choose JEE in most new Enterprise Java projects.You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.