Chapter 21. Reading and Writing XML Data
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:
Reading XML from a file
Extracting XML elements
Collecting a set of child elements
Reading attribute values for an XML element
Writing an XML file
The rise to prominence of Java in the 1990s coincided with another dramatic change in the development of computer software: the introduction of Extensible Markup Language (XML). XML, a format for organizing and storing data so that it can be read by any program, has become ginormous, to borrow my kids’ favorite adjective.
Thanks to XML, data can be read and written independently of the software used to create it. This is a welcome change from the bad old days when every program seemed to have its own ...