This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
JavaRanch forums are not a substitute for intelligent use of search engines and other web resources. For example, it is easy to find MANY MANY tutorials covering your question - such as this Sun tutorial on XML and Java. Bill