XML and Web Services:
Connecting Applications and Information

by John Kneiling


XML is a mainstream standard for Web information as well as for EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) and IEI (Inter-Enterprise Integration).
Its versatility, portability, and interoperability have inspired many industry and technical standards and implementations for transactions and data exchange.
One of the most beneficial XML applications is Web Services, an economical and rapid alternative to in-house development and ERP support.
This seminar addresses the roles, benefits, and implementation of XML, including application development, deployment, key technologies, vendors, products, standards, best practices, and data exchange with a special section devoted to Web services.
Case studies illustrate specific approaches, techniques, and implementations.

What you will learn

  • How to code well-formed and valid XML documents
  • How to create Document Type Declarations (DTD) and XML-Schema
  • How to use XML-Schema for meta-data management
  • How to transform XML and non-XML data
  • How to choose XML Data Servers and other tools
  • How to design Client-Side and Server-Side XML Applications
  • How to embed XML in HTML documents
  • How to implement Web-Based Applications and Infrastructure using XML
  • How to choose an XML Vocabulary
  • How to develop a Web Service
  • How to choose a Web Service provider
  • How to integrate Web Services into your IT infrastructure

Main Topics

  • Introducing XML and Web Services
  • Designing and Creating XML
  • XML Metadata
  • Transforming and Presenting XML
  • Storing and Querying XML
  • Manipulating XML
  • Linking XML Documents
  • XML Applications
  • XML Development Best Practices
  • Developing Web Services
  • Web Services Standards
  • Web Services Brokers