The Unnecessary Verbosity of Java

Today, I was helping a colleague write some code to fetch only new mails from a POP3 account. The code needed to be in Java. I finally wrote the code (rather copied it), but the whole exercise left such a bad taste in my mouth that I ranted a bit about it.

Caveat: If you are an irrational Java language fan, or if you have limited interested in programming languages,  you may not want to read this.

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