- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
If you view XML simply as a document management solution, Essential XML may not be your book. But if you view it as a possible breakthrough for integrating disparate software components and environments, it most assuredly is. Don Box (co-author of the hot new SOAP spec) and his co-authors explain why XML has so much promise as a universal standard for object and component communication, how it goes beyond the "usual suspects": CORBA, COM, and Enterprise JavaBeans; and how to begin using XML for object/component integration today.
Following XML's layered approach, Essential XML reviews each key XML technology as it relates to the core XML specification. You'll understand how XML can act as an abstract data model and a serialization format simultaneously; and the divergent XML programming solutions offered by SAX2 and DOML2. Two leading XML parsers are offered as examples: Apache's Xerces, and Microsoft's XML parser. Essential XML next introduces XML's suite of technologies for creating relationships within and amongst documents: XPath, XPointer, XInclude and Xbase. The authors then introduce XML schemas, which — in their words — "bring the modern conveniences of running water and electricity to the uncivilized world of pre-schema XML." You'll learn how to use XSLT; then move beyond interface-based programming to discover the latest practical XML techniques for component integration.
—Bill Camarda, bn.com editor