|Big Picture [message #499732]
||Mon, 23 November 2009 21:23
| Mark Fenbers
Registered: July 2009
Location: Ohio, USA
I am an experienced Eclipse IDE user, but a newbie to EclipseLink WorkBench.
I have a "big picture" type question. I have done a lot of reading on this topic over the past few days, but nothing ever really paints the big picture for me.
The bottom line is that I want to bind XML to Java objects in my code using JAXB. (The "mother ship" uses JAXB, so I want my code to conform.)
The XML schema should not change much over time, but the data in the XML will be different every hour. My understanding is that in using JAXB, if my XML files change format (say, a new element is added), my code doesn't have to change -- just some config file. Am I correct about this?
I've never messed with XML bindings before and am new to JAXB. I'm not sure how to go about this project. I have the XML files (including the associated *.xsd files). I downloaded and installed EclipseLink, created a test project, and attempted to import a schema definition file, but this seems to be broken. If I must proceed this way, I can write another post that asks about this brokenness, but for now, I may not even have to go down that road.
Do I need to use EclipseLink for to create a relationship between my Java code and the XML file? Is there a better/simpler alternative?
Advice sought... Thanks!
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