CDO Development Guidelines
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Basic Coding Guidelines
The following Guide describes the basic requirements for creating CDO source code. Not all of these guidlines can be coverred by the auto-format for Java source Code (Strg+Shift+F). If you like to write an extension that allows comfortably adjusting the code regarding these Guidelines you are welcome.
Getter and Setter
Guideline for writing test cases
In the CDO Suite the Legacy Mode is always activated. This means that you do not need set this mode for every test case. But this also means that you need to deactivate it if you want to execute tests without legacy.
Please always use CDOUtil.getCDOObject() and CDOUtil.getEObject() to get either the CDOObject or the expected internal instance, no matter whether you are using legacy or not. This will make the test compatible to all legacy test cases and avoids ugly ClassCastExceptions.
When using dynamic packages please do not use CDOUtil.prepareDynamicEPackage(dynamicMapEPackage) if you want to make this test legacy aware. Otherwise the package will be native even if the Legacy test suite is executed. Please use somtehing like the following statement to make sure that you have prepared dynamic legacy objects.