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From Thomas Koch <tho...@koch.ro>
Subject featuritis, mutability, docs, inheritance madness
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:31:32 GMT

sorry for being blunt, but just for reference and opinion seeking, I wanted to 
write down my impressions after working another full day with abdera after a 
longer break.

- featuritis: I don't think the user really appreciates if a method can be 
called with a dozen different types of arguments. I'm happy to convert every 
date to a Joda DateTime, every author to a Person object or any link to an 
IRI, if the javadocs get just a bit more concise and comprehensible.

- docs: <Empty />

- mutability: After peeking a bit in guava and functional programming I just 
can't stand any setter method anymore.

- inheritance: I've already mentioned this but it caught me again today. It's 
very hard to try understanding Abdera, because there are just so many classes 
and interfaces with similar names in a big hierarchy. It's definitely not 

Nevertheless thank you for Abdera! I still think it'll help me a lot getting 
my thesis project done in time.


Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro

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