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developerWorks: New XML technology to create dynamic Java properties

Jan 12, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chad L. Meadows)

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"Java properties (java.lang.Properties) are the most common method of application configuration in use in Java programming. You typically use Java properties to determine how an application is configured on initialization, as well as to determine some types of runtime behavior. Properties often specify things such as servers and ports that the application needs to communicate with when initialized. They also can specify application runtime properties that determine behavior such as the maximum number of news items to display on the home page or simply the text to display for the page title.

"Regardless of their many uses, properties are always static. You define them within the properties file, which you then store within the file system."

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