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resources for preparing section 1 and 5 in IBM XML Test 141

David Wei

Joined: Jan 04, 2002
Posts: 17
I have trouble finding books or materials for preparation on XML architecture & design, and testing & tuning. Can somebody tell me where I can find those information? Thanks in advance!

Adrian Ferreira
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Joined: May 29, 2000
Posts: 118
Try to start from Javaranch link page
I going to send you my XML links collection and I hope you enjoy it.
Excelent site with interative tutorial and many other resources
One of the best place to start learning XML. This page has many
tutorial, not only about XML, that are small and should be read at firs
attempt to start XML. It is more directed for Microsoft XML but is very easy
to start playing the XML game. Covers all XML related topics. To go
deeper, you will need look for other places.
For XML, this is just another host for the same content avaiable at the
w3schools site. Only few but not very important differences.
Sun's Tutorial: "Working with XML"
A long text tutorial that covers XML introduction, SAX, DOM and XSLT. I
think it a good place to clear some topics, this not a document to
start reading, you would need a consider long time to finish this tutorial.
Short tutorials and article allow start learning fastly. But keep this
address to use when others documents seem not to be clear for you.

XSL gives your XML some style
XML document processing in Java using XPath and XSLT
Discover how XPath and XSLT can significantly reduce the complexity of your Java code when handling XML documents
Easy Java/XML integration with JDOM
Validation with Java and XML schema
"XML for the absolute beginner." By Mark Johnson
For programmers, this is the best article to take first contact with
XML techmologies. This is not a short article but really worth reading.
In fact
"Programming XML in Java"
The former article is only the first from a serie of four very well
explained articles from Mark Jonhson. The next three parts relates to
effectively using SAX(two parts) and DOM,the last part.
"Mapping XML to Java." By Robert Hustead
Employ the SAX API to Map XML Documents To Java Objects. Covers difference between SA and DOM, compares mapping document with compiling code process. The main advantage of this article is the use of SAX2 interface and to provide a hand-on guide. You can also download the examples. To avoid waste yout time, do not try to copy-and-paste from html (just an advice).
There is also a copy at Sun:
"Mapping XML to Java, Part 2" By Robert Hustead
Advanced topics on parsing XML with the SAX API.
"A beginner's guide to writing well-formed, well-defined XML." Excellent approach about XML syntax and DTD. It is not a long text and is not a hands-on guide but covers the most important topics about document definition. Also, provides good
links for XML resources and tools.
Finally, this is also important to read this article thas make some questions
about where XML shoud not be used. By Terence Parr, Chief scientist, August 2001
O'Reilly FAQ
FAQs at Apache
Microsoft XML FAQ
FAQ from

Miscellaneous links:
Javaranch link page
Javaranch Mock exams
weekly reports from the XML developer mailing lists
Lot of links at Cetus page.
David Megginson, the creator of SAX.
XML link page at Javaranch by Ajith Kallambella
A good place to start, has many important links.
Another important page with links related to "IBM Test 140, XML and
Related Technologies"
If you have questions about XML certification. The first thing you need
is to visit this thread discussion at Javaranch. Lot of information
about the exam and many information about start learning XML
Starting to learn XML. More links at Javaranch by Ajith Kallambella.
Here again, thanks Ajith Kallambella and his unfinished resources and
helpfull tips. As he sad in this thread, nobody needs to ask again about
links for start learning XML. We are sure many others will
XMI from IBM and Unisys is a OMG standard to join UML and XML
I agree. Here's the link:
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