The Oracle Firm has made XML a key factor of its basic method and product architectures. Sadly, like most Oracle utilized sciences, XML is multifaceted and adorned with fairly a number of names and acronyms. The Oracle XML Handbook is a small title with an unlimited mission: to put XML in perspective as it exists inside the Oracle universe.
The book follows the acquainted style of various Oracle Press documentation, presenting the "large image," adopted by chapters devoted to the numerous specific individual merchandise and utilized sciences involved. This title is meant for these already accustomed to Oracle; it might be difficult for readers seeking an abstract of Oracle's XML capabilities.
This isn't a tutorial per se, nevertheless there are numerous small code examples that illustrate the important strategies involved. For example, inside the dialogue of the Straightforward API for XML (SAX), the authors embrace Java code that illustrates strategies to make use of SAX to pluck information from an XML doc. The higher-diploma topics, harking back to enchancment for Oracle8i databases by way of using the XSQL Servlet, are accompanied properly by motion and architectural paperwork.
One of many useful sections of this book is the "Oracle and XML in Movement" chapter, which presents some precise-world examples. An accompanying CD consists of Oracle's XDK for Java parts, along with trial variations of Oracle8i and JDeveloper for Residence home windows NT and Residence home windows 2000. Oracle builders–notably these working on the Internet–should make a bit of room on their bookshelves for this new handbook. –Stephen W. Plain
Topics coated: XML Parser for Java, Java Class Generator, XML-related beans, XML Parser for PL/SQL, XML Parser for C, XML enchancment with Oracle8i, enchancment with Oracle Software program Server, Oracle Net File System (iFS), XML and interMedia textual content material, and XML on the Oracle Know-how Group.