Annotations in Tiger, Part 2, Custom annotations

Write your own annotations in Java 5

From the developerWorks archives

Brett McLaughlin

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: September 02, 2004

Part 1 of this series introduced annotations, the new metadata facility in J2SE 5.0, and focused on Tiger's basic built-in annotations. A more powerful related feature is support for writing your own annotations. In this article Brett McLauglin shows how to create custom annotations and then how to annotate your annotations to document and customize your code further.

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