Module naming

In this section we will be talking about about best practices related to module naming.

Suggested naming scheme

We suggest to use reverse domain convention:

name: "org.jboss.container.openjdk"
version: "11"
description: "OpenJDK 11 module"

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We suggest to use lower-case letters.


This approach is used in many languages (like Java, or C#) to define modules/packages. Besides this it is suggested to be used in defining container image label names.

There are a few reasons why it is so popular and a great choice for module names too:

  1. Simplicity.

  2. Module maintainer is known immediately by looking just at the name.

  3. Module name clashes are unlikely.