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From "Stephen Colebourne" <>
Subject Re: [Question] Betwix & JAXB
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2002 22:25:32 GMT
This is true, Joda also performs Java->XML mappings. And like Betwixt it is
not intended for use starting from just any old XML. (Java is king, XML is
just a data format).

Joda got written because I could find no alternative that met my
requirements. JAXB is XML focussed, I needed a Java focussed solution.
Castor had an unsuitable licence (you can't use it in a development kit),
plus it doesn't support Maps and I found a problem with Lists too. JOX
(@sourceforge) was focussed on mapping XML style names to Java ones using a
DTD, and also didn't support Maps or infinite recursion.

At the time of writing it, I didn't know about Betwixt. Now I am considering
if Betwixt and Joda may integrate - not quite sure yet. Joda currently
handles Maps and ids in a way I don't think betwixt does yet. But betwixt
offers a greater range of output formats and operates on plain JavaBeans..

And as Juozas said, more choice is generally good.

> Hi,
> It is also JavaBean-XML mapping framefork :
> And it is no problem if you will decide to implement a new one, if you
> it can
> be better or have something unique. Users will decide "bad" or "good".
> >
> > Is there a rundown available on the reasons why Betwix is developing in
> > paralel with JAXB?
> >
> > I've used Castor for quite some time and have been happy with its
> > performance.
> > Apache Axis build their own JavaBean-XML mapping and Betwix is yet
> > development in the area.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ivelin

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