Posts Tagged: java beans

Little-known yet useful Java annotation: ConstructorProperties

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I’ve discovered this recently while looking into some issues caused by the Jackson libraries in one of my Java applications. If you use Jackson I’m sure you are by now familiar with some of the annotation they supply — such as @JsonProperty and @JsonCreator — and it was dealing with these that got me to […]

A Bit of Lovin’ for the Groovy Object Initialization

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I’m going to spread some lovin’ today for the widely-used yet less appreciated feature in Groovy which allows creating a Java bean and setting its properties in one line. Especially when dealing with unit tests this saves me a great deal of time and frustration. If you ever worked with “pure” (??) Java beans, then […]


Cobertura Issue with Ignoring Annotated Methods

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I’ve decided to plug in Cobertura in (some) of my projects to have an idea on the unit test/code coverage going on. I use Gradle, so I started looking at the Cobertura Gradle plugin. It turns out it’s pretty good — and offers a lot of the functionality that I needed. However, I came across […]

@TupleConstructor in Groovy Language

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I find myself nowadays mixing a lot of JVM languages: I write a lot of “core” code in Java, as I prefer the verbosity of it somehow, but then I find myself a lot of times I just need a lot of utilities or “quickies” around this code — be it for unit testing purposes […]

Dealing with Java Beans via Apache Bean Utils

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Ok some of you are probably already familiar with the Apache Commons‘ BeanUtils framework, so this might not come as a surprise, but I have just discovered recently a class which I found myself in the past implementing bits of, one way or another: the BeanMap class! I swear, when dealing with loading random properties […]