A quick and dirty way to convert Java objects to and from XML

The process to marshal or serialize an object to XML can differ greatly from language to language and implementation to implementation. Even within a single language, like Java, there are multiple ways to go about it. I happened to stumble upon this one the other day and thought it was pretty straight forward. This example contains two classes XMLExample.java and Example.java. We will use the functions in XMLExample.java to convert Example.

XMLVM makes all programming languages portable

I honestly don’t remember how I came across this awesome project but I am certainly glad I did! XMLVM is a software toolchain which is designed to take cross-compilation to a whole new level. Rather than just offer OS portability, XMLVM is able to actually offer OS, hardware and programming language portability. Here’s how it works: you write a program in a programming language of your choice, say .NET. Once compiled you send it through the first step of XMLVM which analyzes the produced CIL and creates an XML document out of it.