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Commons Beanutils example source code file (index.xml)

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The Commons Beanutils index.xml source code

<?xml version="1.0"?>
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  <author email="">Commons Documentation Team


<section name="Commons BeanUtils">

Most Java developers are used to creating Java classes that conform to the
JavaBeans naming patterns for property getters and setters.  It is natural to
then access these methods directly, using calls to the corresponding
<code>getXxx and setXxx methods.  However, there are some
occasions where dynamic access to Java object properties (without compiled-in
knowledge of the property getter and setter methods to be called) is needed.
Example use cases include:</p>
<li>Building scripting languages that interact with the Java object model
    (such as the Bean Scripting Framework).</li>
<li>Building template language processors for web presentation and similar
    uses (such as JSP or Velocity).</li>
<li>Building custom tag libraries for JSP and XSP environments (such as Jakarta
    Taglibs, Struts, Cocoon).</li>
<li>Consuming XML-based configuration resources (such as Ant build scripts, web
    application deployment descriptors, Tomcat's <code>server.xml

The Java language provides <em>Reflection and Introspection
APIs (see the <code>java.lang.reflect and java.beans
packages in the JDK Javadocs).  However, these APIs can be quite complex to
understand and utilize.  The  <em>BeanUtils component provides
easy-to-use wrappers around these capabilities.

<subsection name='BeanUtils Core And Modules'>
Since the 1.7.0 release BeanUtils has distributed three jars:
  <li>commons-beanutils.jar - contains everything
  <li>commons-beanutils-core.jar - excludes Bean Collections classes
  <li>commons-beanutils-bean-collections.jar - only Bean Collections classes
The main <code>commons-beanutils.jar has an optional dependency on
<a href=''>Commons Collections
<subsection name='Bean Collections'>
Bean collections is a library combining BeanUtils with 
<a href=''>Commons Collections
to provide services for collections of beans. One class (<code>BeanComparator)
was previously released, the rest are new. This new distribution strategy should allow
this sub-component to evolve naturally without the concerns about size and scope
that might otherwise happen.
Bean Collections has an additional dependency on 
<a href=''>Commons Collections.

<section name="Documentation">

User Guide</a> is part of the package JavaDocs.

Release Notes</a> document the new features and bug fixes that have been included in this release.</p> <p>The JavaDoc API documents</a> are available online. In particular, you should note the property reference syntax options described in the <code>PropertyUtils class description.

</section> <section name="Releases"> <subsection name="1.8.x releases"> <p> BeanUtils <strong>1.8.x releases are binary compatible with version 1.7.0 and require a minimum of JDK 1.3. </p> <p> The latest BeanUtils release is available to download <a href="">here
. </p> <ul> <li>1.8.3 <ul> <li>Release Notes <li>JavaDoc </ul> </li> <li>1.8.2 <ul> <li>Release Notes <li>JavaDoc </ul> </li> <li>1.8.1 <ul> <li>Release Notes <li>JavaDoc </ul> </li> <li>1.8.0 <ul> <li>Release Notes <li>JavaDoc </ul> </li> </ul> </subsection> <subsection name="1.7.0"> <p> <strong>BeanUtils 1.7.0 is a service release which removes the dependency upon a specific commons-collection library version. It may be safely used together with either the 2.x or 3.x series of commons-collections releases. It also introduces a number of important enhancements. It is backward compatible with the 1.6 release. </p> <p> This important service release is intended to help downstream applications solve dependency issues. The dependency on commons collections (which has become problematic now that there are two incompatible series of commons collections releases) has been factored into a separate optional sub-component plus a small number of stable and mature <code>org.apache.commons.collections packaged classes (which are distributed with the BeanUtils core). This arrangement means that the BeanUtils core sub-component (which is the primary dependency for most downsteam applications) can now be safely included on the same classpath as commons collections 2.x, 3.x or indeed neither. </p> <p> The distribution now contains alternative jar sets. The all-in-one jar contains all classes. The modular jar set consists of a core jar dependent only on commons logging and an optional bean collections jar (containing classes that provide easy and efficient ways to manage collections of beans) which depends on commons collections 3. </p> </subsection> <subsection name='Older Releases (Not Mirrored)'> <p> <ul> <li>Version 1.6.1 - 18 Feb 2003 <a href="">binary and <a href="">source <li>Version 1.6 - 21 Jan 2003 <a href="">binary and <a href="">source <li>Version 1.5 - 23 Oct 2002 <li>Version 1.4.1 - 28 Aug 2002 <li>Version 1.4 - 13 Aug 2002 <li>Version 1.3 - 29 Apr 2002 <li>Version 1.2 - 24 Dec 2001 <li>Version 1.1 - 22 Sep 2001 <li>Version 1.0 - 14 July 2001 </ul> </p> </subsection> </section> <section name="Support"> <p> The <a href="mail-lists.html">commons mailing lists act as the main support forum. The user list is suitable for most library usage queries. The dev list is intended for the development discussion. Please remember that the lists are shared between all commons components, so prefix your email by [beanutils]. </p> <p> Issues may be reported via <a href="issue-tracking.html">ASF JIRA. </p> </section> </body> </document>

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