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In this XML Bootcamp for Programmers training course, Java programmers will learn the basics of XML form and syntax. They will use Java to implement XML Web applications, as well as learn how to use XML to pass data between distributed Java applications. Emphasis is placed on writing well-formed and valid XML, parsing techniques and converting Legacy data with XML.

XML Bootcamp for Programmers

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3 Days

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Target Audience

Anyone who needs to program XML in conjunction with Java, including application developers, Web developers, XML document authors, and webmasters.

Attendee Requirements

Those attending this XML Bootcamp for Programmers course require familiarity with Web and data processing concepts. Java programming experience is required. Java Programming skills are taught in the following course:

If you have any questions or doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites for this course, or indeed are wondering which course best suits you, please Contact Us to discuss your suitability for course attendance.

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Course Description

In this XML Bootcamp for Programmers training course, Java programmers will learn the basics of XML form and syntax. They will use Java to implement XML Web applications, as well as learn how to use XML to pass data between distributed Java applications. Emphasis is placed on writing well-formed and valid XML, parsing techniques and converting Legacy data with XML.

Course Outline


  1.     Data and Document Structure
  2.     Markup Languages
  3.     What is XML?
  4.     Why XML?
  5.     An Example of XML Document
  6.     Well-formed vs. Valid XML Document
  7.     Enforcing Validity: DTDs
  8.     Presentation Style
  9.     Sections of an XML Document
  10.     XML Elements
  11.     Nesting and Hierarchy of XML Elements
  12.     Tag Attributes
  13.     Naming Rules
  14.     Empty and Non-Empty Elements
  15.     Other XML Tags
  16.     Entity References
  17.     Character References
  18.     Namespaces
  19.     Processing Instructions


  1.     DTD
  2.     Types of DTDs
  3.     DOCTYPE
  4.     Internal DTDs
  5.     External DTDs
  6.     Element Declaration
  7.     Element Qualifiers
  8.     Validating XML with DTDs
  9.     Attributes Declaration
  10.     Attribute Type Values
  11.     Parsed General Entities
  12.     Parsed Parameter Entities


  1.     What is XML Schema?
  2.     Goals of Schema
  3.     Minimal Schema
  4.     Documents Required
  5.     Linking Documents to Schema
  6.     Element Declaration
  7.     Schema Data Types
  8.     Simple Types
  9.     Restrictions in the Elements
  10.     Using Facet
  11.     Attribute Declarations
  12.     Sequence Element
  13.     Element Choice
  14.     Validating XML with Schema
  15.     Annotations


  1.     Formatting XML Documents
  2.     XSL
  3.     Three Parts of XSL
  4.     XSLT – XSL Transformation
  5.     <xsl:stylesheet>
  6.     <xsl:template>
  7.     <xsl:value-of>
  8.     <xsl:for-each>
  9.     <xsl:if>
  10.     <xsl:choose>
  11.     <xsl:sort>
  12.     The Music Collection Example
  13.     Introduction
  14.     Sample XML file
  15.     Retrieving Owner Details
  16.     Retrieving Core Data
  17.     Retrieving Canadian Content
  18.     Retrieving Media Data
  19.     Formatting XML Documents


  1.     XML Parser
  2.     Obtaining a Parser
  3.     SAX
  4.     Pros and Cons Using SAX
  5.     How it Works
  6.     Core SAX2 Handler Classes
  7.     XMLReader Interface
  8.     XMLReader Feature
  9.     XMLReader Factory
  10.     Using SAX – Steps
  11.     Create the Event Handler
  12.     Create a SAX Parser
  13.     Register the Event Handler
  14.     Parse Document
  15.     SAX Events
  16.     Simple SAX Application
  17.     Run the SAX Application
  18.     startElement() Event
  19.     Attributes
  20.     Determine the Number of Attributes
  21.     Determine Attribute Names
  22.     Determine Attribute Values
  23.     Determine Attribute Types
  24.     Using the Attribute


  1.     DOM
  2.     Limitations of SAX
  3.     DOM Parser
  4.     Nodes
  5.     The Basic Node Types
  6.     Less Common Node Types
  7.     DOM Interfaces
  8.     Our first DOM application


  1.     Accessing DOM object.
  2.     Using the DOM API to access DOM objects.
  3.     Traversing a DOM object.
  4.     Modifying a DOM object.
  5.     Extract DOM data.
  6.     XML Generation with DOM.
  7.     Building a DOM tree.
  8.     Combining DOM objects.
  9.     Using DocumentFragment to recognized a DOM tree.
  10.     Generating XML data a Document object.
  11.     An Example.
  12.     Modifying an XML document using DOM.


  1.     Needs for and benefits of Web Services
  2.     Web Service Description Language (WSDL)
  3.     RPC (Remote Procedure Call) -based Web Services
  4.     UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration)


  1.     Needs for and benefits of SOAP
  2.     SOAP message
  3.     SOAP over HTTP
  4.     RPC


  1.     Needs for Using XML in Applications
  2.     Basic Functionality Required for XML Applications
  3.     Applying XML Across System Boundaries
  4.     Using XML in Client Side
  5.     Using XML is Server Side
  6.     Using XML is Non Networked Systems
  7.     Using XML is RDBMS
  8.     The J2EE Blueprint
  9.     A Typical Architecture of Using XML in J2EE Application
  10.     Using XML in Applets
  11.     Using XML Parser in Applets
  12.     An Example is Using SAX Parser in Applets
  13.     Using XML is Servlets
  14.     An Example of Using DOM Parser in a DB Query Servlet
  15.     Creating XML Middleware for Accessing Databases
  16.     Transforming RDBMS Data to XML Data
  17.     Transforming XML Data to RDBMS Data
  18.     An Example of Using SAX for Loading XML Data to Database
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