Cocoon: Building XML Applications

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New Riders, 2003 - Computers - 480 pages

Cocoon: Building XML Applications is the guide to the Apache Cocoon project. The book contains the much needed documentation on the Cocoon project, but it does not limit itself to just being a developer s handbook. The book motivates the use of XML and XML software (in particular open source software). It contains everything a beginner needs to get going with Cocoon as well as the detailed information a developer needs to develop new and exciting components to extend the XML publishing framework. Although each chapter builds upon the previous ones, the book is designed so that the chapters can also be read as individual guides to the topics they discuss. Varied "hands-on" examples are used to make the underlying concepts and technologies absolutely clear to anyone starting out with Cocoon. Chapters that detail the author s experience in building Internet applications are used to embed Cocoon into the "real world" and complete the picture. mdMatthew Langham and Carsten Ziegeler

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User Review  - pratalife - LibraryThing

cocoon was a nice idea and an elegant implementation. Unfortunately it never really took off, and its future is dubious. If you are looking to learn Cocoon though ... this is definitely the book to get and it is excellent. NB: There are some other cocoon books around that really stink. Read full review

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User Review  - pratalife - LibraryThing

cocoon was a nice idea and an elegant implementation. Unfortunately it never really took off, and its future is dubious. If you are looking to learn Cocoon though ... this is definitely the book to get and it is excellent. NB: There are some other cocoon books around that really stink. Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Internet
1
Building the Machine
23
Extensible Style Sheet Language XSL
34
Copyright

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About the AuthorsAbout the Authors Matthew Langham was born in England but has lived in Germany since 1976. He has worked in the IT business since the mid-1980s. He wrote his first book on the Internet in 1993 and has since published several articles on the Net and related themes. He currently leads the open-source group at S&N AG, a software company in Paderborn, Germany. Carsten Ziegeler is the chief architect of the open-source competence center at S&N AG, Paderborn, Germany. His main focus is on web application design and object-oriented component development. He has participated in several open-source projects and is actively involved in various Apache communities. In 2001, he took over the role of release manager for the Apache Cocoon project. He has been a committer on the project since 2000 and played a major role in designing the current architecture. About the Technical Reviewers These reviewers contributed their considerable hands-on expertise to the entire development process for Cocoon: Building XML Applications. As this book was being written, these dedicated professionals reviewed all the material for technical content, organization, and flow. Their feedback was critical to ensuring that this book fits our readers' needs for the highest-quality technical information. Marcus Crafter is from Australia and currently works as a software engineer for a Melbourne-based company, ManageSoft Corporation. He has worked extensively with Internet technologies since 1996. He lives in Frankfurt, Germany, where he has been actively involved in various open-source/free software projects, including Apache Cocoon, for the past three years. Torsten Curdt is the CTO of dff internet & medien GmbH, Göttingen, Germany. He started out as a programmer in the 1980s and has been active in the IT business since the early 1990s. As dff's main software architect, he has been around since Cocoon version 1.7. He became a committer to the Cocoon project in 2001 and is involved in several other open-source software projects. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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