Elliotte Rusty Harold

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Elliotte Rusty Harold is the author of several books on Java and XML and the creator of XOM, an open source Java class library for processing XML data. He also is the longtime publisher of the Cafe au Lait and Cafe con Leche websites devoted to Java and XML, respectively.[1] He was formerly an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department of Polytechnic University of New York.

Harold was a contributor to JDOM, a popular open source XML library for Java. At the New York XML SIG in 2002, he unveiled XOM and offered this explanation for its creation: "XOM is based on more than two years' experience with JDOM development, as well as the last year's effort writing Processing XML with Java. While documenting the various APIs I found lots of things to like and not like about all the APIs, and XOM is my effort to synthesize the best features of the existing APIs while eliminating the worst."[2]

He is married to the musical composer Beth Anderson.


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  1. ^ Bill Venners (Sep 8, 2003). "The Human Side of XML: A Conversation with Elliotte Rusty Harold, Part I". Artima. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Elliotte Rusty Harold (Sep 18, 2002). "September 2002 Java News". Cafe au Lait. Retrieved May 15, 2014.