Using Lombok's @Builder annotation with default values

When writing Java, I’m a big fan of Lombok, a library that helps reduce boilerplate code through code-generation. I’ve written about it in the past, if you’re not familiar with it, checkout my previous posts here and here. Recently I’ve been confronted with the problem of providing defaults for generated Builder-classes generated by the @Builder …

Lombok’s @Builder annotation and inheritance

I’ve written about Project Lombok’s @Builder annotation before (see here and here). We’ve started using it in our project some time ago in favour of the code generation library PojoBuilder. One thing has bugged me though during that time: Lombok’s @Builder annotation won’t generate code for inherited fields. It turns out, there is a solution to …

Project Lombok’s @Builder annotation and generics

Some time ago I’ve written about Project Lombok’s @Builder annotation. When used, it will automatically create a builder for your Java POJOs. Lately, I’ve had some trouble using it on generic classes. Initially I thought that Lombok might need some improvements in this area, but it turned out that I was just using it wrong. …

Project Lombok's @Builder annotation

We’ve been using Project Lombok for a long time to reduce boilerplate code in our Java projects – it provides you with a number of annotations (@NoArgsConstructor, @AllArgsConstructor, @Getter, etc.) that will be used to generate code for you. If you don’t know it yet, I recommend you take a look and adopt its usage. …