An article on The Server Side recently started off some discussion on the Spring Batch framework. Joseph Ottinger implied that there weren’t too many options for batch processing in Java (which there aren’t) which seemed to raise the hackles of Flux and Quartz supporters.
Having had to write batch code in Java, I agree that we do need a clear winner in this space and I must admit that when I saw the presentation at JavaOne this year I was very interested in Spring Batch.
In any case, it is good to see batch processing at least getting some air. I know everyone loves SOA and web services, but don’t forget that sometimes processing large files is still the only practical way to solve a business problem.