Southern Ohio Software Symposium
August 26 - 28, 2005 - Cincinnati, OH
Making the Most of XML
For many of us, XML has become a ubiquitous presence in application development, whether parsing, validating, or manipulating it. For many of us, all that XML is coupled with pain, in the form of tedious APIs (like, say, the W3C DOM API) and confusing technologies (oh, I don't know, W3C XML Schema?).
In this session, I share the following tips for making the XML in our lives a little easier to deal with: - Use StAX instead of SAX - Use StAX to create XML - Use JDOM instead of W3C DOM - Use XPath to select XML - Use Jaxen to enable XPath over custom trees - Use RELAX NG instead of DTD or WXS - Use Trang when DTD/WXS output is required - Use Sun's RELAX NG Converter when WXS input is required - Consider RELAX NG's compact syntax - Use Schematron to extend schema languages - Consider XML namespaces for versioning - Ignore unknown namespaces
About Ben Galbraith
Ben Galbraith is a frequent technical speaker, occasional consultant, and author of several Java-related books. He is a co-founder of Ajaxian.com, an experienced CTO and Java Architect, and is presently a consultant specializing in Java Swing and Ajax development. Ben wrote his first computer program when he was six years old, started his first business at ten, and entered the IT workforce just after turning twelve. For the past few years, he’s been professionally coding in Java. Ben has delivered hundreds of technical presentations world-wide at venues including JavaOne, The Ajax Experience, JavaPolis, and the No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposium series; he was the top-rated speaker at JavaOne 2006.More About Ben »