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XML (Visual QuickStart Guide Series)

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  • Posted January 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A must-have for XML fundamentals

    If you are looking for the basics of XML, this book has it covered.<BR/><BR/>It details the parameters of XSL, DTD, XML Schema, and Namespaces with easy-to-follow visual examples and instructions. I also found the sections on W3C's latest recommendations, XML in practice, and the latest editing tools especially helpful. <BR/><BR/>IMHO, the book¿s content and value far exceeds the outlay.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2011

    Good book for beginners - straightforward, succinct & comprehensive.

    Gone through few chapters of the book & loved it. Exactly what I (an IT professional with over a decade of experience but minimal XML exposure) was looking for -- a reference to bring me up to speed quickly so that I could read & understand existing XML constructs and converse intelligently about them with colleagues.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2009

    Finally! A GOOD Beginners Guide to XML that Delivers

    Truth be told, I do not work as a Web developer, but on a daily basis my job has me in contact with business clients and Web application developers. My clients require robust Web applications, my developers make it happen. Because of legacy data issues, shared disparate databases, and the need for them to handshake; XML Web services have become a standard solution in many commercial Web solutions. Though I am somewhat familiar with the basics of XML I wanted to go deeper to better myself and better my knowledge in client/tech conversations. What I did not want to do is to go so deep as to read a monster 1000+ page tome that would require weeks of book study, application and befuddlement.<BR/><BR/>Instead, Mr. Goldberg¿s book provided me a concise break down the structure of XML markup language in a detailed/digestible enough manner to keep me engaged and participatory. Each chapter cleverly builds on previous topics, so as to provide a pyramid learning approach. This enabled me to go deeper than before into the more arcane areas of the language (XPath patterns, functions, expressions, XSL-FO, DTD¿s, schemas, etc.) so it could be more easily understood. <BR/><BR/>If you are new to XML, curious, or need enough to know to be dangerous in your job, then this book is for you. BTW, I highly recommend that you download his chapter samples so as to follow along and to tinker with. I read the entire book in a weekend and returned to work on Monday loaded for bear. Now I keep it at my desk for easy reference.

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  • Posted January 7, 2009

    No Longer Confused About XML

    XML? HTML? XHTML? So many letters, so many meanings. As an amateur programmer I was really confused about XML. For one, why do I need to know it? What does it really do? Is it important? I am happy to say that I am no longer confused. Mr. Goldberg's writing style and his use of real world examples (using the Wonders Of the World was brilliant) not only put me at ease, but allowed me to fully understand what XML is, when to use it and more importantly HOW TO USE IT.<BR/><BR/>I am a huge fan of Peachpit. Their books read well and to be honest feel good in my hands (high quality printing and paper). I checked to see what else Mr. Goldberg has written and it seems this is his first book for Peachpit. I hope they plan to have him write more!

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