Java Converting String to InputStream

This is the short tip of the day, this tip can be helpful to you if you are wishing, for example, to parse an XML String using the Java DOM APIs or in general if you are working with an API that does not expose an interface to accept the content as a String and it exposes an interface that accepts an input stream.

Using the java.io.ByteArrayInputStream class you can convert a String object to a byte array input stream as follows:

InputStream istream = new ByteArrayInputStream(xmlString.getBytes("UTF-8"));
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About Hazem Saleh

Hazem Saleh has more than eleven years of experience in Cloud, Mobile and Open Source technologies. He worked as a software engineer, technical leader, application architect, and technical consultant for many clients around the world. He is an Apache PMC (Project Management Committee) member and a person who spent many years of his life writing open source software. Beside being the author of the "JavaScript Unit Testing" book, "JavaScript Mobile Application Development" book, "Pro JSF and HTML5" book and the co-author of the "Definitive guide to Apache MyFaces" book, Hazem is also an author of many technical articles, a developerWorks contributing author and a technical speaker in both local and international conferences such as ApacheCon North America, Geecon, JavaLand, JSFDays, CON-FESS Vienna and JavaOne. Hazem is an XIBMer, he worked in IBM for ten years. Now, He is working for Nickelodeon New York as a Mobile Architect. He is also an OpenGroup Master Certified Specialist.