This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Ask yourself why you should write code which has already been written, tested and works in demanding enterprise applications. And bear in mind that you are paying BEA a licence for such code and that your main job is to solve business problems, not to write infrastructure code.