Beginning VB.NET XML: Essential XML Skills for VB.NET Programmers
Steve Livingstone, Mark Horner, Stewart Fraser
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WROX PRESS,November 2002
VB.NET Level: B/I/
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Extensible Markup Language (XML) has been perhaps the biggest buzzword in application development for several years and now Microsoft has taken XML into the core of its .NET Framework. This book is aimed at teaching XML (and related technologies such as XPath, XSLT, and XML Schema) to beginning and intermediate Visual Basic .NET developers who want to understand what all the fuss is about.
Over the course of the book readers will develop a good appreciation of not only what XML is, and how to handle it in Visual Basic .NET, but also how to use XML to build applications to run on a single desktop, single web server or distributed, multi-platform web services, in ways that have been extremely difficult to achieve with previous technologies.
To reinforce the core concepts, the book makes use of numerous individual examples along with two case studies. Firstly, there is an examination of how different XML based approaches can be used in the development of a contact application. The complexity of the project develops as the reader's knowledge increases through the book. Secondly, we dedicate a full chapter to describing the use of XML and a SQL Server database in the implementation of a web-based news portal.
Who is this book for?
Beginning VB.NET XML: Essential XML Skills for VB.NET Programmers is aimed at the beginning and intermediate VB.NET developer looking to add an appreciation to their core language skills. The book assumes a working knowledge of VB.NET and uses a tutorial approach to build an awareness of what you can accomplish with skilled use of XML.