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An annotation-based persistence framework

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Use J2SE 5 annotations to eliminate getters and setters Summary The getter/setter idiom has always been problematic; it allows too-broad access to the implementation of your classes, degrading maintainability as a consequence. The J2SE 5 annotation (or metadata) feature provides an alternative. Rather than using introspection to find get/set methods, you can "tag" an object with an annotation and then access that annotation at either compilation or at runtime. This article both...


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