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Java Development with Ant

J2EE and XML Development

XSLT Quickly

XML Programming with VB and ASP

 brings to you chapters from following books published by External linkManning Publications Co.. Reproduced with kind permission of Manning Publications Co.
Java Development with Ant

Java Development with Ant

Erik Hatcher and Steve Loughran

Java Development with Ant systematically explores what Ant can do, and how to apply it to your project. Whether you are new to Ant, or an experienced user, this book will show you powerful and creative uses for Ant.

The book emphasizes basic concepts you need to know to effectively use Ant starting with Ant's XML-driven build process. It leads you step-by-step through everything you need to know to compile, test, package and deploy an application. It then guides you through the maze of more complex situations common in larger projects such as enterprise Java applications and Web Services.

With this book you will gain access to a powerful tool to automatically build, test and deploy your Java software, no matter how simple or complex it might be.

Sample chapters from this book: [Copyright 2002 Manning Publications Co. Reprinted with permission.]
Read Chapter 15: Working with Web Services
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J2EE and XML Development

J2EE and XML Development

Kurt A. Gabrick and David B. Weiss

Geared toward experienced developers, this reference demonstrates how Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), and XML technologies can be used together to create more robust distributed applications and software systems. The use of XML technology to extend and enhance the capabilities of the J2EE platform is covered in detail.

Discussed are J2EE and XML integration at each layer of an n-tier distributed application model. Design patterns, tradeoffs, and decision criteria are provided in terms of individual XML and J2EE technology combinations.

Hot topics in application integration are also covered, including Web services, architectures, and business partner integration.

More information about the book can be found here.

Sample chapters from this book: [Copyright 2001 Manning Publications Co. Reprinted with permission.]
Read Chapter 1: Java and XML This is a PDF Document
 [This chapter covers: Describes relevant XML standards and technologies, Classifies XML tools in terms of functionality, Introduces and demonstrates use of Java XML Pack APIs (JAX), Suggests how JAX APIs are best deployed in your architecture.]

Read Chapter 5: User interface development This is a PDF Document
 [This chapter convers: Demonstrates use of XSLT with Java servlets, Compares pure J2EE user interface development with an XML approach, Shows how to build multidevice and multilocale user interfaces, Covers XML web publishing frameworks]
XSLT Quickly by Bob DuCharme

XSLT Quickly

Bob DuCharme

XSLT Quickly is, quite obviously, for anyone who needs to learn XSLT quickly. This book has two main goals: to familiarize the reader with the portions of XSLT that he/she will use eighty per cent of the time, and to provide a "cookbook" approach to learning additional techniques as they are needed.

Part One is a step-by-step tutorial that brings the reader up to speed on the basic concepts and document manipulation techniques necessary for the most common XSLT tasks. More importantly, it represents the foundation on which the understanding of everything in Part Two is built.

Part Two is a cookbook--a task-oriented user's guide to various issues one may meet in tackling XSLT. This portion of the book is organized by the goals of XSLT tasks (converting elements to attributes, reading in multiple documents at once, etc.). This makes it far easier for readers who don't already know XSLT to quickly find the solutions to their stylesheet development problems.

XSLT Quickly also includes a glossary, a quick reference section for XSLT syntax, and a quick reference for using the popular XSLT processors.

More information about the book can be found here.

Sample chapters from this book: [Copyright 2001 Manning Publications Co. Reprinted with permission.]
Read Chapter 1: A brief tutorial This is a PDF Document
 [This chapter covers: What is XSLT (and XSL, and XPath)?, XSLT and alternatives, Documents, trees, and transformations, A simple XSLT stylesheet, Template rules, Running an XSLT processor, An empty stylesheet, More element and attribute manipulation, Manipulating attributes, and Attribute value templates.]

Read Chapter 5: Programming Issues This is a PDF Document
 [This chapter convers: Control statements, Conditional statements with “If“ and “Choose“ (case) statements, Curly braces: when do I need them?, “For” loops, iteration, Combining stylesheets with include and import , xsl:include,.xsl:import, Named templates, Debugging, Runtime messages, aborting processor execution, Keeping track of your elements, Tracing a processor’s steps, Listing the nodes in an XPath expression, Extensions to XSLT Extension elements, Using built-in extension functions, Numbers and math, Strings, Extracting and comparing strings, Search and replace, Variables and parameters: setting and using, Variables, Parameters, Declaring keys and performing lookups, Finding the first, last, biggest, and smallest, Using the W3C XSLT specification, … ]
XML Programming with VB and ASP

XML Programming with VB and ASP

Mark Wilson and Tracey Wilson

Finally, you have everything a VB and ASP developer needs to keep up with the explosive growth of XML.

The book shows you when and how to use XML from both a programming and business perspective. Laden with source code, XML Programming with VB and ASP helps you build solutions that are flexible, future-proof, and self-describing. It will help you apply XML concepts between the client and the server and the server and data objects or data services.

What's Inside:
  • Gets you programming fast with over 100 easy VB and ASP code samples
  • Advanced 3-tier solutions in UML
  • Descriptions and examples for over 50 Microsoft DOM methods and properties
  • Case studies on when to use XML in your business
  • All about XSL, DTDs, namespaces, and more
  • When and how to use webclasses, data islands, and other advanced programming concepts
  • Covers Biztalk and Schemas
More information about the book can be found here.

Sample chapters from this book: [Copyright 2000 Manning Publications Co. Reprinted with permission.]
Read Chapter 2: XML boot camp This is a PDF Document
 [This chapter covers: Getting started with the basics, What are DTD, XSL, and XML files?, Elements, entities, RDF, Schemas and more]

Read Chapter 3: Why would a business use XML? This is a PDF Document
 [This chapter convers: The benefits of XML to a business, Design considerations, Scenarios]

Read Chapter 8: Schemas, BizTalk, and eCommerce  This is a PDF Document
 [This chapter covers: eCommerce is here to stay and it affects everything!, Where does Biztalk fit in?, BizTalk Server and BizTalk Framework Why are Schemas so important?, Getting to know the BizTalk Framework Schemas]
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