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Month: October 2009

Adding LibXML and Java STAX support to ruby-marc with pluggable XML parsers

JRuby is my ruby platform of choice, mostly because I think its deployment options in my work environment are simpler (perhaps technically and certainly politically), but also because I have high, high hopes to use lots of super-optimized native java libraries. The CPAN is what keeps me tethered to Perl, and whether or not you like Java-the-language, boy, are there a lot of high-quality libraries out there. Since I’ve been messing around with MARC-XML parsing of late, and since Ross Singer added pluggable xml-parser awesomeness to the ruby-marc project, I thought I’d see what I could do with native Java…

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