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Java XML and JSON

Document Processing for Java SE


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Exploring XML

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 3-34
    3. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 35-65
    4. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 139-164
    5. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 165-183
  3. Exploring JSON

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 187-203
    3. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 243-298
    4. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 299-322
    5. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 323-403
    6. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 405-457
  4. Appendixes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Jeff Friesen
      Pages 461-518
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 519-528

About this book


Use this guide to master the XML metalanguage and JSON data format along with significant Java APIs for parsing and creating XML and JSON documents from the Java language. New in this edition is coverage of Jackson (a JSON processor for Java) and Oracle’s own Java API for JSON processing (JSON-P), which is a JSON processing API for Java EE that also can be used with Java SE. This new edition of Java XML and JSON also expands coverage of DOM and XSLT to include additional API content and useful examples.

All examples in this book have been tested under Java 11. In some cases, source code has been simplified to use Java 11’s var language feature. The first six chapters focus on XML along with the SAX, DOM, StAX, XPath, and XSLT APIs. The remaining six chapters focus on JSON along with the mJson, GSON, JsonPath, Jackson, and JSON-P APIs. Each chapter ends with select exercises designed to challenge your grasp of the chapter's content. An appendix provides the answers to these exercises.

What You'll Learn:
  • Master the XML language
  • Create, validate, parse, and transform XML documents
  • Apply Java’s SAX, DOM, StAX, XPath, and XSLT APIs
  • Master the JSON format for serializing and transmitting data
  • Code against third-party APIs such as Jackson, mJson, Gson, JsonPath
  • Master Oracle’s JSON-P API in a Java SE context


JSON Java XML DOM SAX StAX XSLT mJson Gson JsonPath Jackson JSON-P

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.DauphinCanada

About the authors

Jeff Friesen is a freelance teacher and software developer with an emphasis on Java. In addition to authoring Java I/O, NIO, and NIO.2 (Apress), Java Threads and the Concurrency Utilities (Apress), and the first edition of this book, Jeff has written numerous articles on Java and other technologies (such as Android) for JavaWorld, informIT,, SitePoint, and other web sites. Jeff can be contacted via his web site at or via LinkedIn (JavaJeff).

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