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Added Maven usage snippet

Abhinav Sarkar 11 years ago
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SpelHelper is available under GNU Lesser General Public License (GNU LGPL).
**Maven Usage**
To use SpelHelper with Maven, add the following snippet in the dependencies section of your project's POM file:
The addition functionalities provided are:
1. Implicit methods
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3. Simplified extension functions
4. Simplified constructors
**Implicit Methods**
_**Implicit methods**_
Implicit methods allow one to registers methods with SpelHelper and attach
them to particular classes. After that, when that method is called on an
@ -27,7 +39,7 @@ So when an expression like `"#list(1,4,2).sorted()"` is evaluated, the
first parameter and its return value is used in further evaluation of the
**Implicit Properties**
_**Implicit properties**_
Implicit properties allow one to treat no argument methods of an object
as properties of the object. SpelHelper intercepts the property resolution
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Implicit property resolution considers both the actual methods of the object
and the implicit methods registered on the object's class.
**Simplified extension functions**
_**Simplified extension functions**_
SpEL [allows][2] to register extension function on the context by providing a
name and a java.lang.reflect.Method object. SpelHelper simplifies this by taking a class
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can be called from inside a SpEL expression using the function call syntax:
**Simplified constructors**
_**Simplified constructors**_
SpEL [allows][3] calling constructors from inside a SpEL expression using the
`new` operator. But they have to be called with their full name like: