Contains classes needed for type introspection, mostly used by data binding functionality. Most of this functionality is needed to properly handled generic types, and to simplify and unify processing of things Jackson needs to determine how contained types (of java.util.Collection and java.util.Map classes) are to be handled.


ResolvedType Type abstraction that represents Java type that has been resolved (i.e. 
TypeReference<T> This generic abstract class is used for obtaining full generics type information by sub-classing; it must be converted to ResolvedType implementation (implemented by JavaType from "databind" bundle) to be used.