- Metadata and Data in rows are now separated
The row data are now stored in an object array: Object\[\] Wiki Markup
- The primitives allowed in this Object array are the same as in the "old style" values:
- String (String)
- Double (Number)
- Long (Integer)
- Date (Date)
- BigDecimal (BigNumber)
- Boolean (Boolean)
byte\[\] (Binary) Wiki Markup
- Our aim for the 2.5 style engine was for empty Strings and values to be equal to null. This is enforced now by simply making elements in the Object array null.
- Java 5 is now used.
- A step now can be included with annotations or referenced from a XML file (kettle-plugins.xml)