Integrating Data Binding with XMLC

You might be wondering why, if we have already described how XMLC can be used to build a dynamically generated questionnaire presentation, we would want to discuss the back end component. The reason is that this provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the role-based differences of XMLC and Zeus, a data binding framework, and both Enhydra.org projects. Folks on the mailing list often ask about the differences, so let's complete the VendQuest discussion and flesh out a few distinctions.

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JAXB is Sun Microsystem's XML Binding API, similar to Zeus. In fact, Zeus incorporates JAXB, so how is it different? Perhaps the single most interesting enhancement is that Zeus makes it possible to generate Java classes ...

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