JDO-736 it would be nice to redesign the Query class to have the setter methods as FLUENT. I see two ways of achieving this
Query q = pm.newQuery(Person.class).filter("firstName.startsWith('F')").orderBy("firstName");
So we add a subset of the setters as methods without "set" so as to align further with the typesafe variant in
JDO-652. The existing setXXX methods can be deprecated.
Query q = pm.newQuery(Person.class).setFilter("firstName.startsWith('F')").setOrdering("firstName");
So we change the return type of (some of) the existing setters. Existing JDO code will need to be recompiled due to the return type change.
then this issue matches the API method names, so using the String-based API for the same resultant query the user would do
query.filter("this.value < 40").orderBy("this.name ASC");