It's that time again, to point you to some of the best Java articles, tutorials, and editorials published in the last month, based on interest, community following, and feedback.
There's been much interest in Java NIO since it was added to
Java 2SE. O'Reilly "Java NIO" author Ron Hitchens
gives you his top ten new things you can do with NIO.
Top Ten New Things You Can Do with NIO
Noted Java expert Daniel H. Steinberg talks about extreme
programming (XP) for Java in the latest Extreme Programming
for Java tutorial series. In this month's tutorial, he
offers a new program for students with a test-first
approach to programming and learning Java.
Teaching Java the Extreme Way
Next, take an in-depth look at using Castor's marshalling
engine to do data binding of Java objects to tables, rows,
and columns in an SQL database, in this article by Jeff
Lowery. While it's really not JDO, it's indeed an alternative
Using Castor JDO for SQL Mapping
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And finally, Vikram Goyal shows how to get started using
Formatting Objects Processor (FOP), an open source Java
API for converting XML data into PDF reports. Most of
the examples concentrate on this particular conversion, but
they cover converting XML data to the Java AWT format as well.
XML to PDF? Oh, FOP It
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