Adding Metadata with Java Annotations

by Jim Wilson

Incorporating custom metadata is an essential part of working in Java. This course will teach you how to add custom metadata with Java annotations.

What you'll learn

Annotations are used at every level of Java programming, from the compiler, to tool integration, to building dynamic systems. Understanding how to correctly work with annotations is critical to success as a Java developer. In this course, Adding Metadata with Java Annotations, you will gain the ability to work with Java annotations. First, you will learn how to use annotations effectively. Next, you will discover how to declare your own custom annotations. Finally, you will explore how to inspect Java types for annotations and how to take appropriate action based on those annotations. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Java annotations needed to work effectively in Java.

About the author

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions.

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