XML: A Manager's Guide / Edition 1

XML: A Manager's Guide / Edition 1

by Kevin Dick, Kevin-Anthony
     
 

Extensible Markup Language (XML) has revolutionized distributed computing. By providing a standard means for specifying the structure of information, XML enables sophisticated e-commerce systems and facilitates interoperable enterprise software. Knowing how to leverage XML's technical capabilities into business value has become an important asset for managers. … See more details below

Overview

Extensible Markup Language (XML) has revolutionized distributed computing. By providing a standard means for specifying the structure of information, XML enables sophisticated e-commerce systems and facilitates interoperable enterprise software. Knowing how to leverage XML's technical capabilities into business value has become an important asset for managers.

Fully updated and expanded to incorporate the latest in XML technology advances and its application, XML: A Manager's Guide, Second Edition serves as a concise guide for managers as well as a starting point for developers. It helps managers build a working knowledge of XML's capabilities so they can communicate intelligently with XML developers and make informed decisions about when to use the technology. This book also provides manager-specific information about software acquisition, staffing, and project management.

The author provides practical experience-based information on the following key topics:

  • How XML fills a critical gap in Internet standards
  • Emerging standards that complete the XML paradigm
  • XML messaging and Web services
  • The software infrastructure needed to deploy XML applications
  • Staffing and project management advice for XML development teams
  • Preventing the problems commonly encountered on XML development projects
  • Applications for enterprises and vendors

Designed to let you quickly and easily access exactly the information you require, this book clearly delineates different paths through the chapters based on your needs, provides executive briefings for every chapter, and includes fast-tracksummaries of major points in the margins.

With this book in hand, you will have a firm grasp of the fundamental technology, competitive advantages, and potential best uses of the XML standard.



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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201433357
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/03/1999
Series:
Information Technology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.95(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Internet Crisis: Exchanging Information
Connections Without Understanding1
Convergence of Information Exchange Problems7
Metadata Standard Is a First Step13
Shared Context Standard Delivers True Understanding14
The XML Approach16
2XML Basics
Executive Summary21
Jumping In22
XML Conceptual Model24
Introducing Elements29
Introducing Attributes33
Creating an "Order" in XML35
Introducing Document Types39
Introducing Entities49
Technical Summary51
3Related Standards
Executive Summary53
Overview of Namespaces56
Overview of XPath, XPointer, and XQuery62
Overview of XSL69
Overview of XLink82
Overview of XML Schema88
Technical Standards95
Infrastructure Standards96
Technical Summary99
4XML Messaging and Web Services
Executive Summary101
Motivation104
Protocol Design Problem106
Messaging Architectures109
Major Web Services Initiatives114
Other Web Services Initiatives129
5XML Software Infrastructure
Executive Summary139
Fundamental Components142
Storage Systems148
Server Infrastructure151
Data-Oriented Components161
Content-Oriented Components166
Design Tools171
Infrastructure Selection Strategy172
6Processes and People
Executive Summary175
XML Applications and Change176
Content Documents179
Business Documents187
Data Documents197
Common Issues203
7Five XML Applications for Enterprises
Executive Summary215
Workforce Automation216
Knowledge Management221
Trading Partner Coordination226
Application Integration233
Data Integration237
8Five XML Applications for Vendors
Executive Summary243
Flexible Content Provisioning244
Information Aggregation250
Application Services255
Configuration and Logging Files259
Distributed Protocol262
Glossary267
Index279

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