- Series: Developer Reference
- Paperback: 720 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (October 19, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735618011
- ISBN-13: 978-0735618015
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,355,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Applied XML Programming for Microsoft .NET (Developer Reference) 1st Edition
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About the Author
Dino Esposito is a well-known ASP.NET, AJAX, and Microsoft Silverlight expert who has written or co-written several popular books, including Microsoft ASP.NET and Ajax: Architecting Web Applications and Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4. He is a regular contributor to MSDN Magazine and speaks at industry events such as DevConnections and Microsoft TechEd.
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This is one of the two best books on .NET XML (of the handful available).
But, in Visual Studio 2008 the introduction of LINQ has prompted a new namespace for XML for compatibility, and introduced much cleaner methods of creating and reading XML. The benefits are many -- element rather than document-centric processing being a main one -- but come at the cost of a Microsoft-specific XML processing.
In any case, to make the best decision as to which to use, it's best to consult Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008 (Windows.Net). This has a detailed comparison of the two approaches, as well as an extended -- over a 100 pages -- description of LINQ to XML.
The best resolution would be an updated edition of this volume.
What I like the most about Dino's approach is that he takes the time to explain things in a brief paragraph format, and then provides simple examples of what he just described. He not only knows this subject - but also how to explain it to others.
This book has earned a place on my 'Top Shelf'.
Great job Dino !
As an example of why this book is so wonderful, there have been several situations where I needed to do something in XSLT that just didn't seem practical (maybe not even doable). The section on how to use standard .NET languages such as C# from XSLT is itself worth the price of admission.
Keep in mind that readers are expected to have a good grasp of XML; the book is a .NET book.
It is also terrific supplemental material for the Developing XML Web Services and Server Components certification exam. I recommend Mike Gunderloy's book as an all-encompassing source (look up my review for that book); however, I recommend reading the first four chapters of this book before you start Gunderloy's book if you don't have much experience reading and writing XML in .NET. Chapters 12 and 13 on remoting and web services, respectively, are also great sources of exam prep material. In fact, Chapter 12 on .NET Remoting is the best chapter on the subject you will find anywhere.
Terry, MCAD and MCSD for Microsoft .NET
Finally, if you are interested in Web Service, Security, .Net Remoting, COM interoperability, additional books are required to you. But so far,this book really provides a general solid knowledge for you to go any further. And what i wish to tell is this book is definitely not for beginners, many other concept should you get to know before reading this book, otherwise you will find it hard to follow.
This book only has one drawback that it is outdated as it refers to Visual Studio 2003 and many things in Visual Studio 2005 have been changed or are outdated.
Hope they pubblish soon a book that is more up to date.