Category: Annotation

16.2 Annotation

16.2 | Custom Annotations Java provides the flexibility to define custom annotations as per need. An annotation is defined with the at-sign (@) preceding the interface keyword. The following steps show how to create and use custom annotations. Open Eclipse Select the package where annotation needs to be created. Right-click and select New → Annotation as shown in figure   Creating a new annotation file Specify annotation name say RegressionTest. The following code shows the annotation code with no annotations and parameters.   RegressionTest Above annotation can be directly used in code as:   Use of Annotation Annotate the annotation as required. Read More

16.1 Annotation

An annotation is a form of metadata that provides data about a program that is not part of the program itself. Annotations have no direct effect on the operation of the code which is annotated. The annotation has a number of uses and a few of them are as follows:  Annotation can be used by the compiler to detect errors or suppress warnings. Annotations can be examined at runtime. Software tools can be written that process annotation information to generate code, XML files, etc. An important use of annotation in test automation is to define the test type (functional, regression) Read More