The JBeans project, an open source project focusing on making the Java beans technology simple and efficient, has released version 1.0. The project is geared towards developers that have been accessing Java beans using the Java reflections API possibly in conjunction with the java.beans package.

Check it out at http://jbeans.sourceforge.net.

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The JBeans project has released version 1.0. The JBeans project is a quick and efficient toolkit for working with Java beans. This toolkit builds on some of the deficiencies of the java.beans package from Sun Microsystems as well as adding totally new features to this common technology.

The project is geared towards developers that are using Java beans mostly for data and have been accessing them using Java's reflections API possibly in conjunction with the java.beans package. JBeans removes the need to do tedious reflection and does most of the work for you. It also provides support of nested properties and a complete type conversion system, which was non-existant in most other packages.

This release also adds the ability to create thread safe versions of all the key classes in the package. You can now instantiate as well as extend from either the thread safe or thread unsafe versions of the classes.

In order to assure code efficiency and reliability, the JBeans package was thoroughly tested using JUnit. The tests include both functional tests and exceptional tests. This was done to assure that the package functioned deterministically and consistantly in both normal and exceptional cases.

Enough about it, go check it out for yourselves. Head on over to http://jbeans.sourceforge.net and take a look.