Bla-Bla List, Ta-da List implemented in Java to prove a point: that Java apps don’t need to be bloated monstrosities, and along the way to offer a much-needed antidote to the current Ruby on Rails rage. Geert Bevin explains what was done. He used RIFE, a platform for rapid Java web app development, and Laszlo for the rich internet app work. And a pleasant REST API. Pretty cool.