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Best way to keep data?

 
Alexandre Siufy
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Hello,
I am sort of new to Java (I'm fairly good with Perl), and I have this pet project that I'd like to do entirely in Java.
It's basically an app to organize collections (CDs, etc). I don't want to use databases, so I thought of using XML to store the data, and this is where I ran into my first major doubt: how do I access/map the XML data in Java?
My initial idea was to parse the XML and put everything into hashtables (common solution in Perl), but I suspect there's a better (more Java-like) way to do this...
Of course, once the data is mapped in memory, I must be able to easily sort through it, as well as pick any one individual set.
I appreciate your ideas/input. Thanks!
 
Shivaji Marathe
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Have you looked at the Collections API in Java.
The TreeSet or HashSet classes may be useful to you.
HTH
 
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