Write Less Code
By sharps on Mar 18, 2006
Write Less Code. That should be the developer mantra - it's certainly the focus of the Java platform (SE & EE).
Less code to write is good; but much more importantly it means less code & complexity to maintain (and as everyone knows - maintenance is where the big money gets sunk in software).
The benefit of some of the major productivity improvements in Java (SE & EE) are pretty self evident (see Graham Hamilton's blog for some examples), but seemingly small improvements really make a difference too (as Amit Handa points out in his entry on JDBC Driver Loading)