A couple years ago I started a series of articles on XML parsing. I covered lxml’s etree and Python builtin minidom XML parsing library. For whatever reason I didn’t notice lxml’s objectify sub-package, but I saw it recently and decided to check it out. In my mind, the objectify module seems to be even more “Pythonic” than etree is. Let’s take some time and go over my old XML examples using objectify and see how it’s different!