Very spicy additions to the Java programming language. (by rzwitserloot)


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Posts where Lombok has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-12.
  • Is using Project Lombok actually an good idea?
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-04-12
    For me the most important thing to consider is that Lombok is basically a compiler hack that relies on non-public APIs to work. These API are still there up to Java 16 but it is pretty clear that the path forward is to lock down access to non-public APIs in future Java versions. It's a cat and mouse game to keep it working. There is an extensive thread about that on Lombok's github page. At some point, Lombok will stop working as it is. There are several possible outcomes, you may decide to not upgrade your Java version to keep Lombok compatibility, Lombok may become an external code generation tool instead of an annotation processor, or you may decide to remove Lombok usage. For that they provide a "delombok" tool, but don't expect it to be a single magic command, you'll end up with messy auto-generated code peppered around your codebase, and you may have a lot of work to do to bring your codebase back to good style standards.
  • Reliable WebSockets-based pub/sub with Spring Boot
    dev.to | 2021-04-09
    Firstly, let's set up a basic Spring Boot application. We can use the Spring Initializr with Spring Data JPA, H2 Database, Lombok added. H2 Database will provide us with a simple database, and Spring Data JPA will allow us to easily interact with it using Hibernate. Lombok will make it easier to write concise and readable classes.
  • A categorized list of all Java and JVM features since JDK 8 to 16
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-04-01
    I would wholeheartedly recommend against using Lombok in any but the most basic situations. The list of things that are wrong with using Lombok range from unforeseen consequences in many situations to serious future proofing issues with JDKs in the near future beginning with JDK16.
  • We got the [Java] generics we have
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-01
    Kind of off topic, but is something using either Lombok[0] or Manifold[1] to have better ergonomics in Java? It sounds like a brilliant idea to me, but I don't use Java on a daily basis.

    [0] https://projectlombok.org/

  • Lombok and Guava breaking in Java 16
    reddit.com/r/javahelp | 2021-03-26
    See: https://github.com/rzwitserloot/lombok/issues/2681
  • Playing the generator game
    dev.to | 2021-03-25
    Well as it turns out, lombok doesn't respects all annotations, since it gets too complicated to implement that behaviour. You can go through the github issues for details 1 2
  • Future Of Lombok
    dev.to | 2021-03-25
    Following the general release of JDK 16: https://jdk.java.net/16/ and specially https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/396 Lombok has severe build issues due to its reliance on the JDK internals which 16 has closed off, discussion here: https://github.com/rzwitserloot/lombok/issues/2681
  • Spring Boot and Java 16 Records
    dev.to | 2021-03-19
    You are probably already using Lombok annotations such as @Value, which is closest if not the same to the Java records. Then you can get rid of one dependency and those Christmas trees of annotations. I might have oversimplified things, and it may make sense to replace Lombok for some cases. But you might be using Lombok for other features and not just one annotation that it provides. And believe me, while Java Records are a welcome feature for Java lovers, but it's not going to replace Lombok, at least for now. You do not believe me? Check out this answer from Brain Goetz on StackOverflow.
  • Is Lombok in danger of becoming incompatible with future JDK's?
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-03-16
    From the outside looking in this comment (github) looks like you know what you are going to do goes against the intent of the changes made be OpenJDK and you don't want to give them the opportunity to correct their oversight before JDK16 ships.
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-03-16
    I am not too sure, if you read the last comment in the thread https://github.com/rzwitserloot/lombok/issues/2681#issuecomment-791452056
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-03-16
    It's not exactly front and center either, while it is the reason I've heard not to use Lombok. Where on lombok.org does it say this? I managed to find it in the 'controversy' section of the article linked on the front page.
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-03-16
    Ok, the "fix" is out:
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-03-16
    You can take a look here: https://github.com/rzwitserloot/lombok/commit/9806e5cca4b449159ad0509dafde81951b8a8523
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-03-16
    [FEATURE] Make Lombok compatible with JDK 16 · Issue #2681 · rzwitserloot/lombok · GitHub
  • Algumas das atualizações do Java 8 ao 15
    dev.to | 2021-03-15