Applied XML: A Toolkit for Programmers

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Wiley, Jul 15, 1999 - Computers - 496 pages
The tools and techniques you need to build applications and systems with XML.

IT professionals know that XML is well on its way to becoming the industry standard for information exchange on the World Wide Web. This book provides you with the hands-on details you need to create the next generation of Web applications. With this book/CD-ROM, two former Microsoft XML technologies team members supply you with the know-how and tools you need to harness the power of XML. Alex Ceponkus and Faraz Hoodbhoy walk you through numerous real-world examples illustrating effective techniques for using XML to enhance the data accessing and presentation capabilities of your programs.

You get an in-depth look at how to use the XML Document Object Model, the DOM, and techniques for leveraging the XML Stylesheet Language, XSL.

Learn how to:
* Build sophisticated e-commerce applications with XML.
* Use XSL with XML to facilitate data presentation.
* Radically enhance the data exchange capabilities of intranet and Web applications.
* Create customized markup languages.
* Create intelligent, searchable document structures.
* Access existing data in relational databases.
* Exploit XML in various real-world business scenarios.

On the CD-ROM you'll find:
* Source code from the book.
* Demo applications.
* Active Server scripting examples for server-side interaction.
* Updates on XML from the W3C.
* The tools and applications you need to begin writing and testing your XML applications.

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About the author (1999)

ALEX CEPONKUS has been working with XML since its inception and has built numerous XML applications. Alex is a student at the University of Toronto in the Division of Engineering Science, specializing in computer engineering.

FARAZ HOODBHOY has spent more than three years working on large-scale information systems and consulting projects across the globe. Faraz is currently a student in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems.

Both Alex and Faraz have worked as program manager interns for Microsoft's XML technologies team.

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