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Java XML and JSON : what is new in this second edition ?

 
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Hi Jeff Friesen,

Congratulations for this second edition of the book.
I am curious to know what is new in this second edition.
Did you add new chapters and/or added content to existing chapters ?

I guess the first edition was a success otherwise this second edition would not have been possible.
Thanks.

 
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Hi Celinio,

There are several new features in the second edition:

1) Chapter 2 shows the proper way to obtain an XML reader. The previous edition's approach is deprecated.
2) Chapter 3 also introduces the DOM's Load and Save, Range, and Traversal APIs.
3) Chapter 6 shows how to work with SAXON to move beyond XSLT/XPath 1.0.
4) Chapter 11 is a new (lengthy) chapter that explores Jackson.
5) Chapter 12 is a new (lengthy) chapter that explores JSON-P.

Also, several minor corrections to previous edition content have been made, various figures have been updated, and numerous new exercises have been added.

Jeff
 
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Does the book cover performance of the library between parsing/interpreting XML and JSON with same structure? and also writing XML and JSON? also for very JSON file(e.g. 1~2 megabytes) when reading and/or writing such file what is the best tactic or pattern to achieve optimized performance.
 
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Hi Billy,

The book does not focus on performance. If there is another edition, performance would be covered. Meanwhile, you might want to check out blog posts such as

Parsing a large JSON file efficiently and easily: https://www.ngdata.com/parsing-a-large-json-file-efficiently-and-easily/

Jeff
 
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