1. Learn how to use XML with Java 2. Learn how to write servlets 3. mix 1 & 2 Actually, all seriousness aside, thats exactly how to do it. The new programmer should NOT try to jump into XML, Java and servlets simultaneously. Learn how to work with simple examples first. Bill
Originally posted by Bear Bibeault: I like duct tape.
yes, it's the universal connector. Sun should include the DTCA as a mandatory part of both the J2EE and J2SE, might even make a great way to more closely bond the two together (though the SGCA migh be more appropriate for that).
I'm not so sure about SGCA. I once used it in a project, but I foolishly applied it to my user-interface skin. So I ended up having to use XACTO to decouple the layers, which was a real pain. In general, I can't help thinking that SGCA can often lead to cut-n-paste problems, so I don't use it much any more.