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Stanley Tan
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Is it necessary to learn XML to learn .NET? If so, at what level of XML knowledge should I acquire?
Thank you.
Zoe Peng
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I am doing xml/jsp/servlet
xml/.net might similar
how much you need to know?
I am thinking to pass IBM's certificate first.(then, basically, I know I am a little bit ok in xml)
This is the way I test for my knowledge.
William Brogden
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Microsoft is putting heavy emphasis on XML in .NET applications. You might as well jump right in and learn the basics.
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Stanley Tan
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How much is basics? Do I have to know how to build Web-apps using XML? or just how to write XML and DTDs (did I say that right?)
Ashish Jaiman
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DotNet and XML are two different paradigms, XML is just to store and present data and DotNet is a Platform, next version of Microsoft enterprise suite development tools, languages to write applications for thin client and thick clients, though DotNet has XML incorporated into the architecture so much that u might think u need to know XML for DotNet, but essentially it all depends what u want to do and what ur requirements would be, if u need to write applications and also want to know what is actually going inside at system level, how the data is rendered and other concepts u might need to know a bit about XML but if u just want to create applications just are interested in business rules and how to write code u might not even need to know XML, but knowing it is a bit better, now knowing XML is not rocket science, its not even a days of work and then u can learn as u work with it and encounter it in ur development cycle, u just need to understand the concepts a bit and yes it is DTD but now XSD is the new buzz word which is the schema definition for the XML document u would be working with
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Stanley Tan
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Ah! Ah! What's that? Link! Link!
>XSD is the new buzz word
Ashish Jaiman
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http://www.xml.com/search/index.ncsp?sp-q=XSD&search=search
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Stanley Tan
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Ashish Jaiman,
What I don't get is why we don't have to know XML in order to use .NET. Isn't the whole .NET framework revolving around XML? Many other people I have talked to also said the same thing you did. Do you have a link to the role XML plays in .NET?
Stanley Tan
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I've been gone for Java for a while to do some .NET development. Looks like you really don't have to know XML at all. It's all automatic. It's really nice to work in .NET though sometimes (often) you get this urge to run back to Java.
 
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