Best XML Programming Books

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1. Would You Rather? Family Challenge! Edition: Hilarious Scenarios & Crazy Competition for Kids, Teens, and Adults (A Laugh and Think Book)

Author: by Lindsey Daly
Z Kids (May 11, 2021)
128 pages

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From the best-selling author of Would You Rather?Made You Think! Edition, a hilarious new collection of thought-provoking questions for all ages. Can you beat everyone in your family at this awesome Would You Rather game?Can they beat you?

Share some giggles with 160+ silly, fun questions that make you think, learn, and laugh while trying to come out on top of the competition.Would You Rather?Family Challenge! Edition features: Exercise for your brain. Kids and adults alike will exercise their brains with these either/or scenarios that make them think creatively, use their imagination, and pull together facts quickly.

Family time away from screens. 160+ questions, ranging from the mind-bending to the eww factor, that will give everybody a break from technology. Lots of laughs for all ages! The questions are funny; kids, teens, and adults can make the answers even funnier!

An exciting game for competitive types. Try to outsmart family members with the most creative answer. Conversation starters for road trips, camping trips, sleepovers, restaurants, and more. Whether a gift for yourself, a family member, or a good friend, Would You Rather?Family Challenge!

2. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

Author: by Donald W. Jones
Manning Publications
384 pages

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Summary Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows.

It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office 365. About the Book Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals.

Just set aside one hour a day lunchtime would be perfect for a month, and you’ll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet.

3. Windows PowerShell in Action

Author: by Bruce Payette
Manning Publications
904 pages

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SummaryWindows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is the definitive guide to PowerShell, now revised to cover PowerShell 6. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the TechnologyIn 2006, Windows PowerShell reinvented the way administrators and developers interact with Windows.

Today, PowerShell is required knowledge for Windows admins and devs. This powerful, dynamic language provides command-line control of the Windows OS and most Windows servers, such as Exchange and SCCM. And because it’s a first-class . NET language, you can build amazing shell scripts and tools without reaching for VB or C#.

About the BookWindows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is the definitive guide to PowerShell, now revised to cover PowerShell 6. Written by language designer Bruce Payette and MVP Richard Siddaway, this rich book offers a crystal-clear introduction to the language along with its essential everyday use cases.

4. Microsoft Access 2019 Programming by Example with VBA, XML, and ASP

Author: by Julitta Korol
1106 pages

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SummaryThink Like a Data Scientist presents a step-by-step approach to data science, combining analytic, programming, and business perspectives into easy-to-digest techniques and thought processes for solving real world data-centric problems. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the TechnologyData collected from customers, scientific measurements, IoT sensors, and so on is valuable only if you understand it. Data scientists revel in the interesting and rewarding challenge of observing, exploring, analyzing, and interpreting this data. Getting started with data science means more than mastering analytic tools and techniques, however; the real magic happens when you begin to think like a data scientist.

This book will get you there. About the BookThink Like a Data Scientist teaches you a step-by-step approach to solving real-world data-centric problems. By breaking down carefully crafted examples, you’ll learn to combine analytic, programming, and business perspectives into a repeatable process for extracting real knowledge from data.

6. Aprende ingl├ęs sin ir a clases (Volumen) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by John Galeano
143 pages

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Aprende Ingls sin ir a clases volumen 1 es un libro de Ingls que te ayudar a aprender el idioma en tiempo rcordResultados 100% garantizados a medida que vas estudiando el libroCon este completo libro aprenders:Vocabulario que ser de mucha utilidad o de base cuando tengas que viajar o ests en el extranjeroUn mtodo totalmente autntico para desenvolverte ante cualquier situacinUn cambio en tu vida y en tu situacin laboral o personal porque aprenders el idioma de una manera totalmente autodidactaPrincipales caractersticas del libro que incluyen:Vocabulario en situaciones de emergenciaLas frases ms usadas del da a da en InglsLos verbos, tiempos verbales y msMiles de lectores ya empezaron a estudiar con este libro y estn obteniendo grandes resultadosNueva edicin Julio 2020Los lectores de todo el mundo han dicho…”AMAZING!!!

7. DITA for Print: A DITA Open Toolkit Workbook, Second Edition

Author: by Leigh W White
XML Press
526 pages

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As DITA has become more and more popular, demand has increased for tools that can provide high quality PDFs from DITA content. The DITA Open Toolkit provides a basic PDF capability, but nearly any real-world application will require customization. Leigh White’s book, DITA for Print, has become the go-to reference for building a print customization plugin for the DITA Open Toolkit.

This second edition covers Open Toolkit, version 2, including customizing the DITA 1. 3 troubleshooting topic type, localization strings, bookmarks, and the new back-cover functionality. DITA for Print is for anyone who wants to learn how to create PDFs using the DITA Open Toolkit without learning everything there is to know about XSL-FO, XSLT, or XPath, or even about the DITA Open Toolkit itself.

DITA for Print is written for nonprogrammers, by a non-programmer, and although it is written for people who have a good understanding of the DITA standard, you don’t need a technical background to get custom PDFs up and running quickly.

8. Data Science from Scratch with Python: A Step By Step Guide for Beginner's and Faster Way To Learn Python In 7 Days & NLP using Advanced (Including Programming Interview Questions)

Author: by Richard Wilson
September 10, 2019

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One of the best-selling Data Science from Scratch with Python 2020 book in the world. Updated and thoroughly revised to reflect the latest in Programming Concepts and practices. Data Science is present in our lives: newspapers talk about viral news, companies look for data scientists, businesses offer us personalized offers based on our customs and we grease the system by offering free personal information from our social networks, Internet searches and even from smart devices to control our daily physical activity.

This book presents the knowledge and technologies that will allow us to participate in this new era of information, governed by Big Data and machine learning, the life of the data is analyzed step by step, showing how to obtain it, store it, process it, visualize it, and draw conclusions from it: that is, show the data analysis as it is: a fascinating area, It requires many hours of careful work.

Likewise, the Python programming language is analyzed, the most used in data Science due to the multitude of libraries that it facilitates, but is not limited to the standard, but presents current technologies that, with Python as an interface, will allow scaling the size of the data to the maximum.

9. Learning XML, Second Edition

Author: by Erik T. Ray
O'Reilly Media
432 pages

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This second edition of the bestselling Learning XML provides web developers with a concise but grounded understanding of XML (the Extensible Markup Language) and its potential- not just a whirlwind tour of XML. The author explains the important and relevant XML technologies and their capabilities clearly and succinctly with plenty of real-life projects and useful examples.

He outlines the elements of markup-demystifying concepts such as attributes, entities, and namespaces-and provides enough depth and examples to get started. Learning XML is a reliable source for anyone who needs to know XML, but doesn’t want to waste time wading through hundreds of web sites or 800 pages of bloated text.

For writers producing XML documents, this book clarifies files and the process of creating them with the appropriate structure and format. Designers will learn what parts of XML are most helpful to their team and will get started on creating Document Type Definitions.

For programmers, the book makes syntax and structures clear. Learning XML also discusses the stylesheets needed for viewing documents in the next generation of browsers, databases, and other devices. Learning XML illustrates the core XML concepts and language syntax, in addition to important related tools such as the CSS and XSL styling languages and the XLink and XPointer specifications for creating rich link structures.

10. SVG Essentials: Producing Scalable Vector Graphics with XML

Author: by J. David Eisenberg
O'Reilly Media
366 pages

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Learn the essentials of Scalable Vector Graphics, the mark-up language used by most vector drawing programs and interactive web graphics tools. SVG Essentials takes you through SVG’s capabilities, beginning with simple line drawings and moving through complicated features such as filters, transformations, gradients, and patterns.

This thoroughly updated edition includes expanded coverage of animation, interactive graphics, and scripting SVG. Interactive examples online make it easy for you to experiment with SVG features in your web browser. Geared toward experienced designers, this book also includes appendices that explain basic concepts such as XML markup and CSS styling, so even if you have no web design experience, you can start learning SVG.

Create and style graphics to match your web design in a way that looks great when printed or displayed on high-resolution screensMake your charts and decorative headings accessible to search engines and assistive technologiesAdd artistic effects to your graphics, text, and photographs using SVG masks, filters, and transformationsAnimate graphics with SVG markup, or add interactivity with CSS and JavaScriptCreate SVG from existing vector data or XML data, using programming languages and XSLT

11. MySQL Cookbook: Solutions for Database Developers and Administrators

Author: by Paul DuBois
O'Reilly Media
866 pages

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MySQL’s popularity has brought a flood of questions about how to solve specific problems, and that’s where this cookbook is essential. When you need quick solutions or techniques, this handy resource provides scores of short, focused pieces of code, hundreds of worked-out examples, and clear, concise explanations for programmers who don’t have the time (or expertise) to solve MySQL problems from scratch.

Ideal for beginners and professional database and web developers, this updated third edition covers powerful features in MySQL 5.6 (and some in 5.7). The book focuses on programming APIs in Python, PHP, Java, Perl, and Ruby. With more than 200+ recipes, you’ll learn how to:Use the mysql client and write MySQL-based programsCreate, populate, and select data from tablesStore, retrieve, and manipulate stringsWork with dates and timesSort query results and generate summariesUse stored routines, triggers, and scheduled eventsImport, export, validate, and reformat dataPerform transactions and work with statisticsProcess web input, and generate web content from query resultsUse MySQL-based web session managementProvide security and server administration

12. SVG Animations: From Common UX Implementations to Complex Responsive Animation

Author: by Sarah Drasner

O'Reilly Media
246 pages

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SVG is extremely powerful, with its reduced HTTP requests and crispness on any display. It becomes increasingly more interesting as you explore its capabilities for responsive animation and performance boons. When you animate SVG, you must be aware of normal image traits like composition, color, implementation, and optimization.

But when you animate, it increases the complexity of each of these factors exponentially. This practical book takes a deep dive into how you can to solve these problems with stability, performance, and creativity in mind. Learn how to make SVG cross-browser compatible, backwards compatible, optimized, and responsivePlan and debug animationMake a complex animation responsive, as many sites are responsiveProfile each animation technique in terms of performance so that you know what you’re getting in to with each library or native technology

13. XSLT Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for XML and XSLT Developers, 2nd Edition

Author: by Sal Mangano
O'Reilly Media
778 pages

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Forget those funky robot toys that were all the rage in the ’80s, XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Transformations) is the ultimate transformer. This powerful language is expert at transforming XML documents into PDF files, HTML documents, JPEG files-virtually anything your heart desires.

As useful as XSLT is, though, most people have a difficult time learning its many peculiarities.And now Version 2. 0, while elegant and powerful, has only added to the confusion. XSLT Cookbook, Second Edition wants to set the record straight. It helps you sharpen your programming skills and overall understanding of XSLT through a collection of detailed recipes.

Each recipe breaks down a specific problem into manageable chunks, giving you an easy-to-grasp roadmap for integrating XSLT with your data and applications. No other XSLT book around employs this practical problem-solution-discussion format. In addition to offering code recipes for solving everyday problems with XSLT 1.

0, this new edition shows you how to leverage the improvements found in XSLT 2. 0, such as how to simplify the string manipulation and date/time conversion processes. The book also covers XPath 2. 0, a critical companion standard, as well as topics ranging from basic transformations to complex sorting and linking.


XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference

Author: by Michael Kay
1368 pages

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This book is primarily a practical reference book for professional XSLT developers. It assumes no previous knowledge of the language, and many developers have used it as their first introduction to XSLT; however, it is not structured as a tutorial, and there are other books on XSLT that provide a gentler approach for beginners.

The book does assume a basic knowledge of XML, HTML, and the architecture of the Web, and it is written for experienced programmers. There’s no assumption that you know any particular language such as Java or Visual Basic, just that you recognize the concepts that all programming languages have in common.

The book is suitable both for XSLT 1. 0 users upgrading to XSLT 2. 0, and for newcomers to XSLT. The book is also equally suitable whether you work in the Java or .NET world. As befits a reference book, a key aim is that the coverage should be comprehensive and authoritative.

It is designed to give you all the details, not just an overview of the 20 percent of the language that most people use 80 percent of the time. It’s designed so that you will keep coming back to the book whenever you encounter new and challenging programming tasks, not as a book that you skim quickly and then leave on the shelf.


Designing Forms for SharePoint and InfoPath: Using InfoPath Designer 2010 (Microsoft Windows Development Series)

Author: by Roberts Scott
May 6, 2011

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Together, InfoPath 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 make it possible to create end-to-end solutions that combine powerful forms, enterprise-scale workflow, and access to key business data. Now, building on the valuable content from their previous InfoPath book, three Microsoft experts offer a complete introduction to building the forms that drive these solutions.

Designing Forms for SharePoint and InfoPath combines deep knowledge of InfoPath, new insights into SharePoint development, and an insider’s view of new InfoPath features for building more powerful SharePoint applications. Ideal for information workers, power users, and experienced form designers and developers, this book teaches new techniques through downloadable examples, including form templates, code, and XML.

You’ll start with a complete hands-on primer for designing rich forms with InfoPath Designer, covering Forms Services, data retrieval and submission, controls, customization, saving, publishing, and workflow. Next, you’ll turn to advanced form design, including coding, the InfoPath object model, and InfoPath hosting options.