Book: Developing XML Solutions (DV-MPS General)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
This book is intended for anyone who wants a glimpse into the next generation of enterprise development. If you want to develop an understanding of Extensible Markup Language (XML) and learn how to use XML for business-to-business (B2B) communications, learn what the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and BizTalk extensions are, and learn how to use Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 with XML, this book will provide the information you need. You are assumed to have a basic understanding of Microsoft Visual Basic and the Visual Basic Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Developers will find code samples, a discussion of the Internet Explorer 5 document object model, and many more topics. Web developers will find material on using XML to build Web pages. Senior developers and managers will find discus-sions on how XML can be integrated into the enterprise. Some of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications discussed in this book are not final, and they are changing constantly. It is recommended that you visit the W3C Web site at http://www.w3.org often for the updated specifications.This book provides a detailed discussion of what XML is and how it can be used to build a Digital Nervous System (DNS) using the Microsoft Windows DNA framework with SOAP 1.1, BizTalk Framework 2.0, and Internet Explorer 5. The book is divided into two parts. Part I covers all the essential elements of XML and enterprise devel-opment using SOAP and BizTalk. Part II covers XML and Windows DNA. It discusses how to use Internet Explorer 5 and the Windows DNA framework to build enter-prise systems. Throughout the book, you will find code samples that will bring all the ideas together.