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perfectxml.com is pleased to bring to you sample chapters from books published by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.. Published here with the kind permission of O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.

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Here is the list of books from which the sample chapters are available on perfectxml.com:
NetBeans: The Definitive Guide

ISBN:0596002807
Author:Tim Beadreau, Jesse Glick, Simeon Greene, Vaughn Spurlin, Jack J. Woehr
October 2002

In NetBeans: The Definitive Guide, you'll find out how to use this IDE to its fullest, making your Java programming more efficient and productive than ever before. You'll understand the basics of the IDE, and quickly be utilizing the various editor and explorer windows. You'll also master many of NetBeans advanced features, and be working with XML documents, CVS repositories, Javadoc trees, and web applications, all within the NetBeans framework.
Read Chapter 2: Working with XML from this book

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Programming .NET Web Services

ISBN:0596002505
Author:Alex Ferrara, Matthew MacDonald
September 2002

This comprehensive tutorial teaches programmers the skills they need to develop XML web services hosted on the Microsoft .NET platform. Programming .NET Web Services also shows you how to consume these services on both Microsoft and non-Windows clients, and how to weave them into well-designed and scalable applications. For those interested in building industrial-strength web services, this book is full of practical information and good old-fashioned advice.
Read Chapter 2: Creating ASP.NET Web Services from this book

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Learning Java, 2nd Edition

ISBN:0596002858
Author:Pat Niemeyer, Jonathan Knudsen
June 2002

This new edition of Learning Java has been expanded and updated for Java 2 Standard Edition SDK 1.4. It comprehensively addresses important topics such as web applications, servlets, and XML that are increasingly driving enterprise applications. This edition provides full coverage of all Java 1.4 language features including assertions and exception chaining as well as new APIs such as regular expressions and NIO, the new I/O package. New Swing features and components are described along with updated coverage of the JavaBeans component architecture using the open source NetBeans IDE the latest information about Applets and the Java Plug-in for all major web browsers.


Read Chapter 23: XML from this book

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Java and SOAP

ISBN:0596001754
Author:Robert Englander
May 2002

Java and SOAP provides Java developers with an in-depth look at SOAP (the Simple Object Access Protocol). Of course, it covers the basics: what SOAP is, why it's soared to a spot on the Buzzwords' Top Ten list, and what its features and capabilities are. And it shows you how to work with some of the more common Java APIs in the SOAP world: Apache SOAP and GLUE.

Java and SOAP also discusses interoperability between the major SOAP platforms, including Microsoft's .NET, SOAP messaging, SOAP attachments, message routing, and a preview of the forthcoming AXIS APIs and server. If you're a Java developer who would like to start working with SOAP, this is the book you need to get going.
Read Chapter 5: Working with Complex Data Types from this book

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Perl & XML

ISBN:059600205X
Author:Erik T. Ray, Jason McIntosh
May 2002

Perl & XML is aimed at Perl programmers who need to work with XML documents and data. This book gives a complete, comprehensive tour of the landscape of Perl and XML, making sense of the myriad of modules, terminology, and techniques. The last two chapters of Perl and XML give complete examples of XML applications, pulling together all the tools at your disposal.
Read Chapter 3: XML Basics: Reading and Writing from this book

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BEEP: The Definitive Guide

ISBN:0596002440
Author:Marshall T. Rose
March 2002

BEEP gives network developers what they’ve long needed: a standard toolkit for building protocols quickly and conveniently. Written by BEEP’s creator, this book demonstrates how to use the BEEP implementation in Java, C, and Tcl. You’ll learn to build several working applications that use BEEP as a transport, including an implementation of the reliable SYSLOG protocol and an implementation of a BEEP transport for SOAP.
Read Chapter 3: Tuning from this book

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Java Web Services

ISBN:0596002696
Author:Tyler Jewell, David Chappell
March 2002

Java Web Services shows you how to use SOAP to perform remote method calls and message passing; how to use WSDL to describe the interface to a web service or understand the interface of someone else's service; and how to use UDDI to advertise (publish) and look up services in each local or global registry. Java Web Services also discusses security issues, interoperability issues, integration with other Java enterprise technologies like EJB; the work being done on the JAXM and JAX-RPC packages, and integration with Microsoft's .NET services.
Read Chapter 6: UDDI: Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration from this book

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Web Services Essentials: Distributed Applications with XML-RPC, SOAP, UDDI & WSDL

ISBN:0596002246
Author:Ethan Cerami
February 2002

This concise book gives programmers both a concrete introduction and handy reference to XML web services. It explains the foundations of this new breed of distributed services, demonstrates quick ways to create services with open-source Java tools, and explores four key emerging technologies: XML-RPC, SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL. If you want to break through the Web Services hype and find useful information on these evolving technologies, look no further.
Read Chapter 6: WSDL Essentials from this book

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.NET Framework Essentials, 2nd Edition

ISBN:0596003021
Author:Thuan L. Thai, Hoang Lam
Second Edition February 2002

.NET Framework Essentials, 2nd Edition is a concise and technical overview of the Microsoft .NET Framework. Covered here are all of the most important topics--from the underlying Common Language Runtime (CLR) to its specialized packages for ASP.NET, Web Forms, Windows Forms, XML and data access (ADO.NET). The authors survey each of the major .NET languages, including Visual Basic .NET, C# and Managed C++.
Read Chapter 6: Web Services from this book

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SVG Essentials

ISBN:0596002238
Author:J. David Eisenberg
February 2002

Scalable Vector Graphics - or SVG -- is the new XML-based graphics standard from the W3C that will enable Web documents to be smaller, faster and more interactive. This insightful book takes you through the ins and outs of SVG, from the basics to more complicated features. Whether you're a graphic designer looking for new tools, or a programmer creating and managing graphics, this book provides a solid foundation.
Read Chapter 3: Basic Shapes from this book

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SAX2

ISBN:0596002378
Author:David Brownell
January 2002

This concise book gives you information you need to effectively use the Simple API for XML (SAX2), the dominant API for efficient XML processing with Java. With SAX2, developers have access to information in XML documents as they are read without imposing major memory constraints or a large code footprint. SAX2 gives you the detail and examples required to use SAX2 to its full potential.
Read Chapter 3: Producing SAX2 Events from this book

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Programming Web Services with SOAP

ISBN:0596000952
Author:Doug Tidwell, James Snell, Pavel Kulchenko
December 2001

Programming Web Services with SOAP introduces you to building distributed Web-based applications using the SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI protocols. You'll learn the XML underlying these standards, as well as how to use the popular toolkits for Java and Perl. The book also addresses security and other enterprise issues.
Read Chapter 3: Writing SOAP Web Services from this book

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C# in a Nutshell

ISBN:0596001819
Author:Peter Drayton, Ben Albahari, Ted Neward
March 2002

C# in a Nutshell aims to become the de-facto standard for this young programming language. A reference to be used daily, this book also includes essential background information to become productive quickly. Not a "how-to" book or a rehash of Microsoft's documentation, this book goes to the source of the language and APIs to present content in a way that professional programmers will value above all other books.
Read Chapter 1: Introducing C# and the .NET Framework from this book

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Programming Jabber Extending XML Messaging

ISBN:0596002025
Author:DJ Adams
December 2001

Programming Jabber offers developers a chance to learn and understand the Jabber technology and protocol from an implementer's point of view. Detailed information of each part of the Jabber protocol is introduced, explained, and discussed in the form of mini-projects, or simple and extended examples in Perl, Python, and Java. This book provides the foundation and framework for developers to hit the ground running, and is the essential book on Jabber.
Read Chapter 5: Jabber Technology Basics from this book

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Python & XML

ISBN:0596001282
Author:Christopher A. Jones, Fred L. Drake, Jr.
December 2001

Python is an ideal language for manipulating XML, and this new volume gives you a solid foundation for using these two languages together. Complete with practical examples that highlight common application tasks, the book starts with the basics then quickly progresses to complex topics, like transforming XML with XSLT and querying XML with XPath. It also explores more advanced subjects, such as SOAP and distributed web services.
Read Chapter 1: Python and XML from this book

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Programming Visual Basic .NET

ISBN:0596000936
Author:Dave Grundgeiger
December 2001

Published just in time for the first release of Visual Studio .NET, Programming Visual Basic .NET is a programmer's complete guide to Visual Basic .NET. Starting with a sample application and a high-level map, the book jumps right into showing how the parts of .NET fit with Visual Basic .NET. Topics include the common language runtime, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, Web Forms, Web Services, and ADO.NET.
Read Chapter 8: ADO.NET: Developing Database Applications from this book

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Developing ASP Components, 2nd Edition

ISBN:1565927508
Author:Shelley Powers
2nd Edition March 2001

Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) continue to grow in popularity with web developers--especially as web applications replace web pages. However, the techniques and pitfalls of developing ASP components are not well-documented. The second edition of Developing ASP Components has the information and real-world examples you need to create custom ASP components.
Read Chapter 10: Server-Side XML Through VB ASP Components from this book

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Learning XML - Guide to Creating Self-Describing Data

ISBN:0596000464
Author:Erik T. Ray
January 2001

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a flexible way to create "self-describing data"--and to share both the format and the data on the World Wide Web, intranets, and elsewhere. In Learning XML, the author explains XML and its capabilities succinctly and professionally, with references to real-life projects and other cogent examples. Learning XML shows the purpose of XML markup itself, the CSS and XSL styling languages, and the XLink and XPointer specifications for creating rich link structures.
Read Chapter 2: Markup and Core Concepts from this book

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Learning WML & WMLScript - Programming the Wireless Web

ISBN:1565929470
Author:Martin Frost
October 2000

The next generation of mobile communicators is here, and delivering content will mean programming in WML and WMLScript. Learning WML & WMLScript gets developers up to speed quickly on these technologies, mapping out in detail the Wireless Application Environment (WAE), and its two major components: Wireless Markup Language (WML), and WMLScript. With these two technologies, developers can format information in almost all applications for display by mobile devices.
Read Chapter 3: WML Tasks and Events from this book

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Java & XML, 2nd Edition Solutions to Real-World Problems

ISBN:0596001975
Author:Brett McLaughlin
2nd Edition September 2001

New chapters on Advanced SAX, Advanced DOM, SOAP, and data binding, as well as new examples throughout, bring the second edition of Java & XML thoroughly up to date. Except for a concise introduction to XML basics, the book focuses entirely on using XML from Java applications. It's a worthy companion for Java developers working with XML or involved in messaging, web services, or the new peer-to-peer movement.
Read Chapter 12: SOAP from this book

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Java and XSLT

ISBN:0596001436
Author:Eric M. Burke
September 2001

Learn how to use XSL transformations in Java programs ranging from stand-alone applications to servlets. Java and XSLT introduces XSLT and then shows you how to apply transformations in real-world situations, such as developing a discussion forum, transforming documents from one form to another, and generating content for wireless devices.
Read Chapter 5: XSLT Processing with Java from this book

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Building Oracle XML Applications

ISBN:1565926919
Author:Steve Muench
September 2000

This rich and detailed look at the many Oracle tools that support XML development shows Java and PL/SQL developers how to combine the power of XML and XSLT with the speed, functionality, and reliability of the Oracle database. The nearly 800 pages of entertaining text, helpful and time-saving hints, and extensive examples can be put to use immediately to build custom XML applications. Includes a CD-ROM with JDeveloper 3.1, an integrated development environment for Java developers.
Read Chapter 7: Transforming XML with XSLT from this book

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XML in a Nutshell - A Desktop Quick Reference

ISBN:0596000588
Author:Elliotte Rusty Harold, W. Scott Means
January 2001

XML in a Nutshell is just what serious XML developers need in order to take full advantage of XML's incredible potential: a comprehensive, easy-to-access desktop reference to the fundamental rules that all XML documents and authors must adhere to. This book details the grammar that specifies where tags may be placed, what they must look like, which element names are legal, how attributes attach to elements, and much more.
Read Chapter 9: XPath from this book

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XSLT

ISBN:0596000537
Author:Doug Tidwell
August 2001

XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Transformations) is a critical bridge between XML processing and more familiar HTML, and dominates the market for conversions between XML vocabularies. Useful as XSLT is, its complexities can be daunting. Doug Tidwell, a developer with years of XSLT experience, eases the pain by building from the basics to the more complex and powerful possibilities of XSLT, so you can jump in at your own level of expertise.
Read Chapter 5: Creating Links and Cross-References from this book

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Programming Web Services with XML-RPC

ISBN:0596001193
Author:Simon St. Laurent, Joe Johnston, Edd Dumbill (Foreword by Dave Winer)
June 2001

XML-RPC, a simple yet powerful system built on XML and HTTP, lets developers connect programs running on different computers with a minimum of fuss. Java programs can talk to Perl scripts, which can talk to ASP applications, and so on. With XML-RPC, developers can provide access to functionality without having to worry about the system on the other end, so it's easy to create web services.
Read Chapter 3: Client-Server Communication: XML-RPC in Java from this book

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