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Merge pull request #327 from killme2008/master

Read properties resource with utf-8 encoding. @killme2008 Thanks for the contribution! I'll make a release for this change.
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archaius-aws/src Make compiler happy
archaius-core/src Read properties resource with utf-8 encoding.
archaius-etcd/src addressing review feedback
archaius-jclouds/src License Updates.
archaius-samplelibrary/src/main License Updates.
archaius-scala/src * Merge with #173
archaius-typesafe/src Element expansion clobber check doesn't need to know number of elemen…
archaius-zookeeper/src Increase Closeables exception handling logging to error
codequality Update codequality/checkstyle.xml
gradle Move to netflixoss new build
images Adding JConsole diagram for usage in the wiki
javadoc/com/netflix Merge branch 'gh-pages' of into gh-pages
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.gitignore Add ability to retrieve the default value of a Property after creation Move to netflixoss new build
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LICENSE Restructure into smaller files Add build status
build.gradle add etcd module
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gradlew Upgrading to Gradle 1.4
gradlew.bat Upgrade to Gradle 1.1.
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settings.gradle add etcd module


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Archaius includes a set of configuration management APIs used by Netflix. It provides the following functionalities:

  • Dynamic, Typed Properties
  • High throughput and Thread Safe Configuration operations
  • A polling framework that allows obtaining property changes of a Configuration Source
  • A Callback mechanism that gets invoked on effective/"winning" property mutations (in the ordered hierarchy of Configurations)
  • A JMX MBean that can be accessed via JConsole to inspect and invoke operations on properties
  • Out of the box, Composite Configurations (With ordered hierarchy) for applications (and most web applications willing to use convention based property file locations)
  • Implementations of dynamic configuration sources for URLs, JDBC and Amazon DynamoDB
  • Scala dynamic property wrappers


Please see wiki for detail documentations.


The code name for the project comes from an endangered species of Chameleons. We chose Archaius, as Chameleons are known for changing their color (a property) based on its environment and situation. This project was borne out of a strong desire to use dynamic property changes to effect runtime behaviors based on specific contexts.

User Group

The google group for Archaius users is!forum/achaius-users. Email address for the group is

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