Provides annotations to simplify use of convertors.
Makes it possible to store settings in a custom human-readable storage format or reuse any existing format by using convertors.
No need for the instances to have default constructor anymore. One can tell the system to use different factory method.
To be consistent with behavior of methodvalue attribute of
now the factory methods referenced from settings files can be
Easy way to use JavaBean's archiver for persistence of objects.
readProperties method has been extended
to allow the method to return an object. Read
Human friendly way to register XML property based convertor via
Read more about the implementation in the answers to architecture questions.