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July 2002 Meeting Information

July 9, 2002
Generating Documents with DocumentBuilder

This month's meeting is based on an article published in the June 2002 issue of Java Solutions, a bimonthly supplement to the C/C++ Users Journal. Dynamically building HTML or XML documents can be tedious due to the necessary string building used for obtaining data from a data source such as a database. Hard-coded values, such as database tables or fields, bind the application to those values, and changing those values usually requires a recompile, retest, and redeploy of the application. DocumentBuilder eliminates that dependency, and is based on a concept that merges a document template with data to produce something useful. Field codes are placed within a specific template, and DocumentBuilder replaces the codes with data. The article describes three implementations of DocumentBuilder: ObjectDocumentBuilder, ResultSetDocumentBuilder, and HashtableDocumentBuilder. We will concentrate primarily on ResultSetDocumentBuilder as we will review an application using an Access or SQL Server 7 database for dynamically building HTML and XML documents.

Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad second floor meeting hall starting promptly at 7:30pm. Meetings are open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to join ACGNJ.

SIG Leader Mike Redlich
Phone: (908) 246-0410