This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I have to unmarshal/marshal a lot of small XMLs, so I'm going to use JaxB. But getting the JAXBContext every time is going to be very expensive.
Instead of Caching through some kind of map I'm thinking of creating a bean for the JAXBContext initialization specifically, giving it singleton or prototype scope and then referencing that bean from the class that's going to manipulate the unmarshalled data. Different schemas could be passed each time so I guess I have to make it prototype scope actually.....
Does this make sense from a design perspective or is there a better way to do this?