blog about using JAXB instead of Properties for loading configuration of
Java applications was a bit verbose - so, I decided to print a summary
in order to facilitate the comprehension about the original proposal. I
will not expose the discussion again, just present the below comparison
The configuration files:
Configurable features is a common requisite of computer systems,
and the Java API provides the utility class java.util.Properties
to facilitate our lives. It is very simple to use, and it is suitable
for the most part of applications, but it also has some limitations -
more precisely when we consider the configuration data:
How to check if all key/values are really present in the
After a long vacation, I finally had time to release the first stable release of Footprint :). The project is new and should evolve to something more sophisticated in the next few months. For now, we are proud to provide the community a simple tool to enhance the quality of JUG events or perhaps bigger or more commercial events. I hope you follow our Footprint.
* The project's license is LGPL...