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Java Annotations Tutorial

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Hugh is a Senior Software Engineer and Certified Scrum Master based in Galway, Ireland. He achieved his B.Sc. in Applied Computing from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2002 and has been working in industry since then.

He has worked for several large blue chip software companies listed on both the NASDAQ and NYSE.

Annotations in Java are a major feature and every Java developer should know how to utilize them.

We have provided an abundance of tutorials here at Java Code Geeks, like Creating Your Own Java Annotations, Java Annotations Tutorial with Custom Annotation and Java Annotations: Explored & Explained.

We also featured articles on annotations used in various libraries, including Make your Spring Security @Secured annotations more DRY and Java Annotations & A Real World Spring Example.

Now, it is time to gather all the information around Annotations under one reference post for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

 

Java Annotations Tutorial includes:

  1. Overview
  2. Why annotations?
  3. Consumers
  4. Annotations syntax and annotation elements
  5. Where can be used
  6. Use cases
  7. Built in annotations
  8. Java 8 and annotations
  9. Custom annotations
  10. Retrieving Annotations
  11. Inheritance in annotations
  12. Known libraries using annotations
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