So, after the entire Santa experience and after my kids left to be with their mother, I decided to pay a visit to the ghost of Source Code past. I dug up a little XML parser I wrote to accompany the Book of Sax. I was amazed that the code built and ran the first time (with several warnings that show how the Java language has changed in the past 10 years or so.) So, if you need a very small and pretty fast XML parser in Java, go to github and clone picoSax. If you go in and clean up all of the warnings, I’ll even send you a copy of the book!