Cocoon: Building XML Applications is the guide to the Apache Cocoon project. The book contains the much needed documentation on the Cocoon project, but it does not limit itself to just being a developer's handbook. The book motivates the use of XML and XML software (in particular open source software). It contains everything a beginner needs to get going with Cocoon as well as the detailed information a developer needs to develop new and exciting components to extend the XML publishing framework. Although each chapter builds upon the previous ones, the book is designed so that the chapters can also be read as individual guides to the topics they discuss. Varied "hands-on" examples are used to make the underlying concepts and technologies absolutely clear to anyone starting out with Cocoon. Chapters that detail the author's experience in building Internet applications are used to embed Cocoon into the "real world" and complete the picture. [md]Matthew Langham and Carsten Ziegeler
From the Back Cover
Cocoon: Building XML Applications provides a comprehensive guide to the Apache open source project Cocoon. According to the official Cocoon web site, "Apache Cocoon is an XML publishing framework that raises the usage of XML and XSLT technologies for server applications to a new level. Cocoon allows you to define XML documents and transformations to be applied on it, to eventually generate a presentation format of your choice (HTML, PDF, SVG, etc.). Cocoon also gives you the possibility to apply logic to your XML files (so that the XML pipeline can be dynamic)."
In the book, managers will find detailed information on XML and be motivated to employ open source XML software to build modern application architectures. Site administrators will find everything they need to get up and running with Cocoon. In addition, detailed examples will provide the "hands-on" experience of building applications with Cocoon. For those developers interested in extending Cocoon with additional Java components, the book contains detailed information and shows how to develop and deploy Cocoon components. The book is co-authored by a member of the Cocoon development team and covers the recently released version 2.0.
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