Synopses & Reviews
XML Programming Using the Microsoft XML Parser is written for programmers interested in XML development using Microsoft technologies. Coupling valuable discussion of the Microsoft XML parser, Windows platform, and XML development software with the numerous core XML technologies, including XSLT, XPATH, SAX, DOM, XML Schema, and SOAP, this book steps beyond the mainstream focus on the theoretical aspects of XML and actually demonstrates the concepts in a real-world development environment.
Veteran authors and trainers Soo Mee Foo and Wei Meng Lee intersperse this survey of XML technologies with discussion of topics sure to interest any budding XML developer, providing timely information regarding Web services, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 XML support. A chapter is also devoted to the Wireless Markup Language (WML), one of the most visible applications of XML technology.
No question, XML is one of the rising stars in information technology. XML Programming Using the Microsoft XML Parser offers you what you need to know to get acquainted with the concepts necessary to begin development with this exciting technology.
MOST XML BOOKS in the market today fall into two main categories: They either focus just on the theoretical aspects of the language, or they contain everything related to XML and weigh more than five kilograms When we first taught XML to beginners, we wanted to find a book that covered just enough ofXML without overwhelming them. We looked for a book that covered not just the fundamen tals ofXML, but one that also contained the most importantXML-related technologies. Not only that, the book had to illustrate some of the practical uses ofXML in the real world. We.realized that we had to produce a book that targeted beginning to intermediate XML programmers. As trainers, we know the importance of a book that explains concepts clearly and contains concrete code examples illustrating the theory just explained. We carefully reviewed the various XML technologies and specifications that are available today, and in the end, we decided on the most common XML technologies in use today: XPath, XSLT, DOM, SAX, XML in SQL Server, WML, SOAP and XML Schema."