is used to perform conversions between object types. It has typesafe
methods for converting arbitrary input objects to specific classes or
primitive types and generic methods for conversions to arbitrary output
types. The basic data converter supplied with OBE supports various
hard-coded conversions that will handle most if not all types likely to
be encountered in normal usage. If your application requires
unsupported type conversions it is straightforward to subclass the
basic implementation and override methods as required.
A future release may provide a configurable data converter based upon Apache
Commons-Converter if it achieves release status.