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Few people know more about XML and its related technologies than DevelopMentor's Aaron Skonnard and Martin Gudgin. Now they've distilled that insight into a concise programmer's quick reference that's been desperately needed. If you're a programmer, the book's meaningful examples alone will make it invaluable. Add the expert overviews, and the discussions of usage and technique, and you'll simply wear this book out.
Essential XML Quick Reference is modeled on the Addison-Wesley Java Almanac books that have become staples in the library of the serious Java developer. It combines a complete catalogue of syntax references with to-the-point introductions to just about every key XML-related technology and standard. (No wonder it's nearly three times as big as some other references we've seen.
The coverage is broad: not just XML itself, but also XSL and XSLT, namespaces and schemas, XPath, SAX and DOM, SOAP (which this book's editor, Don Box, helped create); Microsoft's BizTalk; Web services; and more. It's all organized to help you get in and out fast, with side-chapter tabs, a comprehensive index, and other easy-access features. It'll save your posterior -- more than once. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.