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Pro Apache XML thoroughly introduces several subprojects found under the Web Services–driven API umbrella. The book begins with a concise introduction to XML and Web Services. Subsequent chapters devote themselves to specific subprojects covering their purposes, APIs, implementation, and practical uses through appropriate code examples. Additional material includes

  • Introductions to several of the Apache Foundation’s hottest projects, including Xerces, Axis, and Xindice
  • Building XML–driven websites using the popular Cocoon project
  • Transforming XML–based documents into a variety of formats, including PDF, SVG, and PS, using the Formatting Objects Processor (FOP) project

You’lll learn to perform tasks like validation, parsing, transformation, and storage and how to work with this information through a programming interface. You may either read this book from cover to cover or jump to any desired subproject for a detailed study of its implementation. All programming examples use the Java programming language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590596418
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 5/9/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Poornachandra Sarang has worked in various capacities in the IT industry during his tenure of more than 20 years. Dr. Sarang provides consulting and training in enterprise architecting, solution architecting, design and development to a large number of clients worldwide. He has been a consultant to Sun Microsystems for several years and his recent engagements include director of architecture for Kynetia (a Spanish origin MNC). He has been a recipient of Microsoft's "Most Valuable Professional" award for two consecutive years. He has spoken on Java/CORBA/XML/.NET at several international conferences organized by O'Reilly, SYS-CON, WROX, SUN and Microsoft in countries including India, U.S.A., U.K., Switzerland, and Singapore. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches in highly-acclaimed Microsoft Architect Summits and several other prestigious events. He has several research papers, journal articles and books to his credit.

Dr. Sarang has been a visiting professor of computer engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and currently holds a position of adjunct faculty at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Mumbai, India, where he teaches post-graduates courses, provides project guidance to post-graduate students and guides Ph.D. students. His current research interests include distributed systems, mobile computing and algorithm development. He may be reached at

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 XML 1
Ch. 2 XML processing 39
Ch. 3 Web services architecture 105
Ch. 4 Apache SOAP 151
Ch. 5 XSLT and Apache Xalan 195
Ch. 6 XSL-FO 237
Ch. 7 The Apache Cocoon framework 279
Ch. 8 XML-security 327
Ch. 9 XML databases 375
Ch. 10 Apache Forrest 415
App. A Linux installations 449
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2006

    Simple and Easy to understand

    This book covers every minute detail which helps a beginner gain confidence in the subject matter and the area of working.The language used is also very simple and lucid making it all the more convenient to use. The chapters dealing with WEb Services,SOAP and Security have been explained in a detailed fashion so even a novice person can start working on these areas.The explanation given for each example all thro the book is definately an added incentive for the reader as it clears explains what is the functionality of each line in the code. In short, a very good book for beginners who want to understand the basics thoroughly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2006

    Worth Reading

    The simple approach taken by Dr.P.G.Sarang to keep simple things seperate from the more complex API's provided good advantage to understand Web Services very easily. The advance concept like security is also explained very nicely. The examples given in the book are also very simple to understand, and book also gives detailed explaination of each and every method and class being used in the program. Thus,book is very useful and worth reading.

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