Many people seem to have trouble understanding XmlAdapter/XmlJavaTypeAdapter.
I think it's at least partially because of the lack of documentation/samples,
but it might be that there's a problem in the design, and if so that's not good.
So today, I'm going to talk about XmlAdapter/XmlJavaTypeAdapter so that people
can make more informed discussions about it.
Normally, JAXB tries to...
Last Friday, Ryan and I spent most of the day to bring the source code of the JAXB RI from Sun's internal CVS repository to java.net. It wasn't a simple CVS import because we need to retain a portion of the repository inside Sun (for example, all those test cases that we received from various people.)
But all the code that constitutes the JAXB RI --- the runtime, the compiler, the schema...
The past month has been hectic for me, between my wife delivering a baby and me delivering the JAXB RI 2.0 EA. I lost the race by about a month, but finally today we released the early access of the JAXB RI. This early access basically implements the JAXB 2.0 specification early draft 2 with some differences.
The EA passes almost all the tests that we used for testing 1.0.x series of the RI,...