JA21 - Java XML Programming - 3 Days

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Course Description

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.


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


What you will 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


For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

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Course Details

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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

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


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