The State of JAXB: Availability, Suitability, Analysis, and Architecture
Subject:   Looking for POJO serialization
Date:   2004-05-10 12:43:19
From:   satyak
Response to: Looking for POJO serialization


Thanks for a very informative post. This is the beauty and bane of java at the moment. Very inventive solutions are there all around but difficult to standardize on in an IT environment. Unfortunately at the start of the article I haven't looked into XMLEncoder. As some posters are suggesting it may not be a bad idea to look into it for simple xml documents and cases where no one is yelling out loud for an XSD. For cases where XSD is available I felt JAXB is very good over all. I have looked at Castor only briefly as JAXB is part of the standard. Unfortunately I can't answer convincingly which of the alternatives are better where XSD is not available or cumbersome to maintain. Looks like you are on the right track to look at the right tools. Perhaps you can publish your results :-) and your experiences.