Beginning XML Databases

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John Wiley & Sons, 2007 - Computers - 470 pages
  • Supported by all major database systems, XML provides an easy, standardized method of transferring data between databases and to and from the Web, independent of the software in use
  • Offers database programmers and data-driven Web developers detailed guidance on how to understand and work with XML as data
  • Numerous hands-on, step-by-step examples help readers learn to simplify database work using XML
  • Shows how to use XML to exchange data between multiple databases either internally or with external customers and partners
  • Covers XML in popular databases including Oracle Database, SQL Server, and brief coverage of DB2 Database
  • Covers basic syntax for XML, the XML DOM, and XSL – with an emphasis on database use, and native XML databases
  • Additional topics covered include Native XML databases, XPath, XQuery, XLink, XPointer, DTDs, XML Schemas, among others
 

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Contents

The XML Document Object Model
29
Extending the Power of XML with XSL
57
Relational Database Tables and XML
87
Oracle Database and XML
131
SQL Server and XML
165
XML in Heterogeneous Environments
205
Understanding XML Documents as Objects
225
What Is a Native XML Database?
245
Reading XML Documents Using XQuery
295
Some Advanced XML Standards
315
Data Modeling and XML
351
Applying XML Databases in Industry
381
Glossary
397
Exercise Answers
419
The Sample Database
427
XML Technology
433

Navigating XML Documents Using XPath
265

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About the author (2007)

Gavin Powell has a BSc. in Computer Science, along with numerous professional accreditations and skills. He has had a lot of practice with things like XML, Oracle, Ingres, and MSAccess, as well as a multitude of application development languages and platforms. He has almost 20 years of contracting, consulting, and hands-on educating experience--in both software development and database administration roles. He has lived, studied, and worked on three different continents, and is now scratching a living as a writer, musician, and family man. He can be contacted at creativemusician@bellsouth.net or info@oracledbaexpert.com.

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