XML for ASP.NET Developers
ASP.NET books on the market today usually devote a chapter or two on how to use ASP.NET to leverage XML technology. However, many general ASP.NET books leave out information they state is beyond their scope. XML for ASP.NET Developers delivers that information and provides readers with the most expansive coverage on XML and ASP.NET to date.
The first quarter of the book explains the foundations of XML, XPath, XPointer, XLink, DTDs, and XML Schemas. Developers already familiar with these concepts may jump straight to Chapter 5, which explains the XmlTextReader and XmlTextWriter classes from the System.Xml assembly. Following chapters expose the details of ASP.NET when working with the DOM, XSLTs, ADO.NET, SQL Server 2000's XML capabilities, and finally XML-based SOAP and Web Services. Each chapter provides clear explanations accompanied by C# and XML syntax. Perhaps as a way to encourage readers to use C#, the author's and publisher's Web sites provide downloads of the book's source-code examples only in C# and not in any other .NET language syntax.
The book contains some really helpful routines and examples to help developers produce solutions to their own XML-centric projects quickly. Sample applications culminate the discussions of nearly every XML-related ASP.NET capability. The chapter on XML transformations is particularly notable.
Many developers facing XML-based ASP.NET projects will find that XML for ASP.NET Developers is exactly what they are looking for.
- Mike Riley
XML for ASP.NET Developers by Dan Wahlin, SAMS, http://www.samspublishing.com.
Cover Price: US$39.99
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