This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Hello, I am sort of new to Java (I'm fairly good with Perl), and I have this pet project that I'd like to do entirely in Java. It's basically an app to organize collections (CDs, etc). I don't want to use databases, so I thought of using XML to store the data, and this is where I ran into my first major doubt: how do I access/map the XML data in Java? My initial idea was to parse the XML and put everything into hashtables (common solution in Perl), but I suspect there's a better (more Java-like) way to do this... Of course, once the data is mapped in memory, I must be able to easily sort through it, as well as pick any one individual set. I appreciate your ideas/input. Thanks!