We recently had a use case that was a perfect for the Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF).
In the end it was quite simple to implement. I simply read the C# SWF Hello World example and implemented that in Java.
The actual Java example is a nightmare. The following is not a rant about Java, Design Patterns or Aspect Oriented programming. I actually don’t mind any of those. It’s a rant about a Hello World example that requires hours to even setup and comprehend and in the end abstracts the whole point of the exercise away.
The fucking ridiculous HelloWorld example
Let me show you why i do not like to use the Java examples and why in general the AWS documentation is complete shit.
Let me introduce you to the SWF Hello World Java example. It has a few prerequisites.
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