This week we are giving away four copies of "XML Development with Java 2", and the authors, Michael C. Daconta and Al Saganich, are on-line! Everyone give them a warm JavaRanch Welcome Entry requirements for the Giveaway can be found at http://www.javaranch.com/bookpromo.jsp
Hi Carl, Thanks for having us here at the Ranch! Look forward to chewing the fat about XML - (hmmm, that ranch theme really rubs off quick!) - Mike
Michael Daconta<BR>email@example.com<BR>Author of <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0672316536/ref=ase_electricporkchop/107-2476442-4883722" TARGET=_blank rel="nofollow">XML Development with Java 2</A>.
As a developer who has used both Java and XML in projects, I would like to hear anyone's thoughts and why they think that using XML to store and render data is better than other mechanisms, such as hashtables. I have heard arguments for and against XML for data rendering. The pro arguments centre around the flexibility and added functionality that using XML related APIs gives the developer. The negative arguments stem from the fact that using XML is very CPU intensive. (BTW, I will be very very happy if and when I receive the XML book :^) ) -Gabe