A Field Guide to Parsing and Creating Flat Files Using the Humble Flatworm

Flat files. Much as we live in an XML/SOAP/Web Services world, there’s still a ton of data being moved around between proprietary and legacy applications that consists of fixed length fields delimited by EOLs. Around about the time I wrote my 20th Java class who’s only purpose in life was to suck up a flat file, use String.substring to break it up into pieces, and then populate a bean with it, I decided there had to be a better way. This package represents the fruit of that frustration.

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