Simply put, a bad reputation or stereotype is difficult for any organization to overcome, even if the information is old or completely inaccurate. Many companies are able to change with the times and make improvements over time.
One of the blogs I follow is from Gunnar Hillert, whom back in 2009 discovered Camel and wrote a nice blog entry. He also did some investigation of Camel alternatives as well. One of the alternatives is Spring Integration. Gunnar have since joined VMWare to be part of the Spring team.
Usually, I do my work and fun in JVM-based languages like Scala or sometimes Clojure; however, I get this nagging feeling that I’m missing something if I don’t look at the world of .NET once in a while, too.