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Overview

The Definitive Guide to Berkeley DB XML covers Sleepycat's Berkeley DB XML, an open source embedded XML database. Berkeley DB XML runs on all major operating systems and has support for the most popular programming languages. The book includes tutorials and complete language references for C++, Java, Perl, Python, and PHP.

Berkeley DB XML has the potential to dramatically simplify the development of your application's data tier. With native XML storage, flexible indexing, and the powerful XQuery query language (think SQL for XML), BDB XML provides everything you need for efficient XML management. Combined with Berkeley DB's transactions, logging, and replication, BDB XML is a powerful document storage solution.

Author Danny Brian presents XML basics from the ground up for XML beginners, and covers database installation and configuration, the core concepts behind Berkeley DB XML, a look at application architecture, demonstrations of simple operations (i.e., text queries) to complex (i.e., set computations) using XQuery and FLWOR expressions, document indexing options, and a thorough look at the database APIs. You’ll learn tips and tricks that you can immediately apply to your own applications.

Table of Contents

  1. A Quick Look at Berkeley DB XML
  2. The Power of an Embedded XML Database
  3. Installation and Configuration
  4. Getting Started
  5. Environments, Containers, and Documents
  6. Indexes
  7. XQuery with BDB XML
  8. BDB XML with C++
  9. BDB XML with Python
  10. BDB XML with Java
  11. BDB XML with Perl
  12. BDB XML with PHP
  13. Managing Databases
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590596661
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 8/23/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Danny Brian has been programming for over 20 years. Since the advent of Linux and FreeBSD operating systems, his major development interests have been natural language processing, games, and XML technologies. Danny has been a regular speaker at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention since 2001, winning the Damian Conway Award for Technical Excellence in 2001. Formerly a columnist for The Perl Journal, he has recently worked as an analyst and software engineer for NTT/Verio, and is the chief executive officer of an entertainment startup.
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