Java XML Programming

Java and XML are two of the most successful technologies of the last decade. The fact that they naturally co-exist in software applications is no coincidence. The combination of the simplicity and flexibility of XML and the functionality of Java makes them a perfect team. Recently, XML has been used in data messaging underpinning distributed applications.

This course provides thorough coverage of how to manipulate and create XML content by using Java APIs.

Duration

3 days

 

Prerequisites

  • At least 6 months programming experience
  • Familiarity with XML document structure

What you'll learn

  • Manipulating XML data using SAX, StAX, and DOM
  • Serializing Java objects to XML using JAXB
  • Locating XML content using XPath
  • Transforming XML content using XSLT
  • Defining and calling SOAP Web services
  • Defining and using REST Web services

Course details

XML Essentials

  • XML document anatomy
  • Validating XML documents using DTD and XSD
  • Transforming XML documents using XSLT

Working with the Simple API for XML (SAX)

  • XML programming techniques
  • Overview of SAX
  • Handling elements, attributes, and content
  • Error handling and validation
  • SAX and the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP)

Working with the Streaming API for XML (StAX)

  • Overview of StAX
  • Reading a document using StAX
  • Creating a new document using StAX

Working with the Document Object Model (DOM)

  • Overview of DOM
  • Navigating a document
  • Modifying content
  • Error handling and validation
  • DOM and the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP)

Using Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB)

  • Overview of JAXB
  • Simple marshalling
  • Custom marshalling
  • Unmarshalling

Java and XPath

  • Overview of XPath
  • Using XPath in Java
  • Filtering results
  • Using XPath functions and operators
  • Using XPath 2.0 features

Java and XSLT

  • Overview of XSLT
  • Using XSLT in Java
  • Defining overloaded template rules
  • Loops and decision making in XSLT
  • Sorting results
  • Defining and calling named template rules
  • Parameterizing template rules
  • Using XSLT 2.0 and 3.0 features

SOAP Web Services

  • Overview of SOAP Web services
  • Defining and calling SOAP Web services in Java
  • Using Java-WS
  • Passing complex types to and from a SOAP Web service

REST Web Services

  • Overview of REST Web services
  • Implementing REST Web services in Java
  • Using Java-RS
  • Working with JSON data