From document type definitions and XQuery to Web services and form development, this book takes you through all of the XML capabilities that companies want to implement today. It not only covers the basics of XML and the XML specification, but also shows you the XML-based applications that are driving the tech industry forward, such as blogging and alerts.
Professional XML first guides you through the steps for utilizing XML and XML-based presentation technologies. It next delves into the steps you can follow to transform and program your XML documents. You'll then discover best practices for integrating XML with Ajax, the .NET Framework, Java, and more. Integrated throughout the chapters, you'll also find proven tips and techniques on how to apply the discussed technology so that you can continue to build the best possible applications.
What you will learn from this book
- All about the XML specification and its related technologies
- Ways to define the structure and data types of an XML document
- How to build and work with XML documents using a number of different developer tools
- Tips for using RELAX-NG, XSLT, XPath, XML-DOM, and more
- How to effectively use RSS and Atom to aggregate data
- Techniques for integrating advanced Web services into your applications
Who this book is for
This book is for developers who have a general understanding of programming technologies, such as C# or Java, and are looking to add XML to their architecture.
About the Author
Bill Evjen is an active proponent of .NET technologies and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000. In the same year, Bill founded the St. Louis .NET User Group (www.stlnet.org), one of the world's first such groups. Bill is also the founder and former executive director of the International .NET Association (www.ineta.org), which represents more than 450,000 members worldwide.
Kent Sharkey is an independent consultant who lives and codes in the midst of the wilds of Vancouver Island. Before going solo, Kent worked at Microsoft as a technical Evangelist and Content Strategist, promoting the use of .NET technologies. When not coding or writing, he's off hiking, biking, or canoeing (or exploring the wilds of Azeroth). He shares his house with his wife, Margaret, and two "8220;Children," Squirrel and Cica.