Get Moving with Java-XML Serialization Using XStream: "Get Moving with Java-XML Serialization Using XStream
As with most things, when it comes to serializing Java to XML and back, there is more than one way to skin the cat. In certain circumstances, Java-XML serialization can offer significant advantages over binding technologies such as JAXB and ultimately can save you development time. Learn the benefits and costs of Java-XML serialization using the excellent XStream library.
by Doug Tillman December 2, 2005"
Very nice article on XStream - simple to use.