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 …

Retrofit: My new HTTP client of choice

There’s no shortage of options for Java developers when dealing with HTTP connections client-side. Java itself brings facilities to work with HTTP, but they are very low level and inconvenient as is Apache’s HttpClient. I’ve been using some more high-level implementations in the past, Spring’s RestTemplate is often a good fit, the same goes for …

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 …