Re: Java Bean Question

Daniel Pitts <>
Mon, 08 Oct 2007 08:38:51 -0700
Lew wrote:

Primarily to be a JavaBean means to follow the convention that there is
a getX() and setX() for all properties X, except booleans which have an
isX() and setX() method.


Just follow the accessor (getX() or isX()) and mutator (setX()) method
conventions for all attributes and your class will work with JSPs just
fine for scope less than session.

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This is one of the most pervasive misconceptions about any part of Java.
  JavaBeans aren't just about convention! The spec actually allows you
to override the names of the getter/setters that go a property. There is
also the concept of different "views" of the bean. For a beginner, its
fine just to use the "conventional" approach to JavaBeans, but its
amazing how many "professional" tool sets implement their own bean
accessing through the Reflection API and get the spec WAY wrong.

Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine. JavaBeans are far more than POJO, but
many people seem to dismiss that. Ohwell :-)


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