Lesson 19. Reading and Writing RSS Feeds

During this lesson, you’ll work with XML (Extensible Markup Language), a popular and widely implemented formatting standard that enables data to be portable.

XML is a form of text markup that will look pretty familiar to anyone who has created web pages with HTML. It enables data to be represented in a structured way in text files. Java can be used to read and write files that are formatted under the rules of XML.

In this lesson, you’ll explore XML in the following ways:

  • Representing data as XML

  • Discovering why using XML is a useful way to store data

  • Using XML to publish web content

  • Reading and writing XML data

The XML format employed throughout this lesson is Really Simple Syndication (RSS), which ...

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