This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Ray, When I started, First I used "Step by Step XML by Michael Young" from Microsoft press and then I used "XML by Example by Benoit Marchal". Both books are for beginners and the second one except for the first three chapters(You can skip), goes to intermediate level. In about two weeks times I was able to write decent XML code with the help of these books.