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This Weeks Giveaway

Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
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

I Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
Michael Daconta

Joined: Feb 07, 2001
Posts: 3
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><BR>Author of <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank rel="nofollow">XML Development with Java 2</A>.
vikram ahuja

Joined: Dec 28, 2000
Posts: 6
Looking forward to rab something interesting as that is gonaa be a futuristic things
Michael Arnett
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Joined: Mar 22, 2001
Posts: 65
Welcome to the Java Ranch you two.
Yee Haw, Rawhide and all that!!!
Cannot wait to learn a little/lot about XML.

Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4
Gabriel Cane
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Joined: Mar 27, 2001
Posts: 39
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 :^) )

Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
Brian Snyder
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Joined: Feb 03, 2001
Posts: 142
I hope I win it. I need the info.
Mapraputa Is
Leverager of our synergies

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
Welcome Michael and Al!
Hope you will enjoy our questions, questions, questions...

Uncontrolled vocabularies
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