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From "Ivelin Ivanov" <ive...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] move Betwixt into commons proper (was Re: Betwixt &MethodUpdaters)
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2002 03:28:42 GMT

Thanks James.

I would appreciate it if you can add the response you gave me below to the
Betwixt online FAQ. I have people asking me once in a while what tool to use
for java-xml mapping.

BTW, does betwixt unmarshall DOM nodes as well as JavaBeans?
How about JavaBeans with DOM nodes as attributes.
I know that JXPath works with DOM and JavaBeans alike.


I think Betwixt will be appropriate for implementing <xf:instance/> element
in the XMLForm framework of Cocoon 2.1. I plan to try it as soon as Betwixt
is released.
http://xml.apache.org/cocoon/xmlform/index.html



Cheers,

Ivelin





----- Original Message -----
From: "James Strachan" <james_strachan@yahoo.co.uk>
To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: [VOTE] move Betwixt into commons proper (was Re: Betwixt
&MethodUpdaters)


> Hi Ivelin
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ivelin Ivanov" <ivelin@apache.org>
> > James,
> >
> >
> > Since Betwixt is approaching release and there are several projects
which
> > use it for real, do you plan to run a set of benchmarks against the main
> > competitors: Castor, JAXB, etc. ?
> > With the wide selection available a publicly published set of benchmarks
> can
> > help people understand what each tool is best in.
>
> Great idea. Though I think that runtime performance is not necessarily the
> sole criteria on which a product should be chosen. Developer productivity
is
> important, as is the problem you're trying to solve.
>
> So I think it'd be great to document which tools is best for which jobs.
>
> Where JAXP and Castor are strong is when you have a well agreed schema
(XML
> Schema for Castor or a DTD in the case of JAXB, last time I looked) and
want
> to generate beans for parsting & processing the XML.
>
> Betwixt is strong is when you've already got the beans and just want a
nice
> looking XML format to serialize/deserialize your beans. Or you want to
> automate the creation of Digsester rules using some bean naming
conventions.
>
> I've added this to the TODO list on the website...
>
> James
>
>
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