- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Experienced Java programmers have plenty of XML tools to choose from: More open source XML tools have been written in Java than in any other language. But many of these tools are far less flexible than XML itself, because, in Elliotte Rusty Harold’s words, they treat XML as “just a funny kind of database, or just like an object, or just like remote procedure calls.” To gain true mastery, says Harold, accept XML on its own terms, “in all its messiness: valid and invalid, mixed and unmixed, typed and untyped, and both all and none of these at the same time.” Harold’s Processing XML with Java will help you cope with whatever XML challenges come your way.
This book delivers all the clarity and readability we’ve come to expect from Harold. Using extensive examples, he shows how to use XML as a data format; write and read XML; and convert flat files to XML. Next, he moves on to three XML APIs every Java developer should understand: SAX, with its XMLReader interface and filters; DOM; and finally, the cleaner, more modern JDOM. Harold concludes with useful introductions to XPath, XSLT, and the new Transformations API for XML. Highly recommended. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.