0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Applications of XML in the industry, Nov 26, 2022
This is by far the best book on real applications using XML. The author is an expert in the field, and the book is clear and concise, yet it deals with fairly complex applications also.
I highly reccomend this
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A must-have for a serious XML developer, Apr 24, 2023
This book covers the most popular XML application architecture patterns. Great source both for ideas and ready-to-go source code. I was pleasantly surprized to find the whole chapter (Chapter 6: Import from Any Format) devoted to the problem I am facing in my current project... Another excellent book from Marchal that really helps me to do my work.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Practical book - which tells you what you need to know., Mar 27, 2023
This book has many projects, which gives insight into various parts of XML. Basic knowledge of XML is required though. Implementation of these projects is a good way of learning XML. Nothing like hand's on experience.
The author's writing style is also good, he gives reasons choosing any particular implementation.
If you really need to know XML, buy this book.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent for XML/Java developers, Jul 29, 2023
There are already lots of 5 stars here and it seems unnecessary to vote another 5 stars. Anyway, I would like to give some personal feedback.
1)This book is short in length but rich in content.
Chapter 1 convers XML in a standalone java application, SAX parser is used in this chapter; chapter 2 shows a survex project using SAX parser and servlet; chapter 3 demonstrated how to use DTD, CSS within XML editor XMetal; chapter 4 covers XML publishing, same content can be published with different style sheets for HTML, WML and RSS; chapter 5 and chapter 6 describe the conversion between XML and EDI using xsl; chapter 7 is devoted to an e-Business project, using xsl and servlet; chapter 8 can be read after chapter 4, it is also devoted to publishing, with dynamically generated xml content; chapter 9 is devoted to a stock tracking project, which uses SOAP as the communication protocol, it can be read after chapter 7.
In a whole, this book covers:
a) XML parsers in chapter 1, 2, also java, servlet, design patterns Builder, Visitor.
b) XML editor in chapter 3, also CSS, DTD,
c) Publishing (XSLT) in chapter 4 and 8, also servlet.
d) XML and EDI in chapter 5 and 6, also XSLT.
e) e-Business: chapter 7 and 9, also servlet, SOAP.
2)This books is written for java developer, good understanding of java and servlet is required.
3)There is no chapter on JSP and XML, although there are application of XML with servlet and you can transfer some servlet into JSP; there is no chapter on JMS and XML neither, you may hope to find this kind of example in a JMS book.
4)This book is surpringly easy to use. I read it several times, from the beginning to the end. I tried EVERY EXAMPLE in the book, and every example works.
To be more honest, I only find one problem in the example (I just want to prove that I really tried every example): on page 81, third paragraph, first line, the author talks about how to chnage display style in XMetal:
Choose Tools, Editor Display Style
I found "Editor Display Style" in the menu "Format" instead of menu "Tools", so maybe we shuld replace "Tools" by "Format".
5)This book uses a JDBC database HypersonicSQL, and it is on the CD. So no preinstalled database is required.
6)The servlet container used in the book is jetty, the author provided batch file to use it without any difficulty. However, if you use Tomcat or Weblogic or jrun or another servlet engine, you need to configure it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent book on how to apply XML solutions, May 29, 2023
The author presents very practical example projects in each chapter. The project in Chapter 9 is especially clear on demonstating the SOAP concept. Buy this book to jump-start your XML/Java knowledge and experience. You'll never regret buying this book.