Fast Track to XML and Java Training in Grand Rapids

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Fast Track to XML and Java class in Grand Rapids, Michigan by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Fast Track to XML and Java may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
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Course Description

This course provides a complete introduction to XML and the Java XML APIs. The course is a balanced mixture of theory and practical labs, designed to take students from the basic fundamentals of XML, right through to mastery of the standard Java XML APIs. The students are walked through the different standards in a structured manner, to enable them to master the concepts and ideas, which are reinforced in the lab exercises. The course starts with the fundamentals of XML including document structure, and XML Schema. It then moves on to the basic relationship between Java and XML, including generating XML from Java and the mapping between Java and XML objects. Finally, students are taken through a detailed and hands-on examination of the two main JAXP APIs â?? SAX 2.0 and DOM 2.0. The course concludes with a look at some Java and XML related topics.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1290 (US)


Familiarity with Web and data processing concepts. Fundamentals of XML. Experience in Java.

Course Outline

Introduction to XML
XML Defined
Benefits of Using XML, comparison to HTML
SGML and the origins of XML.
The XML standard and how it relates to the other standards (XSL, XPath, DOM, SAX, etc).
Some real life XML applications.
The XML Document
Structure of the XML document.
The document body
Elements, tags, and attributes.
Prolog, XML Declaration and PIs.
Entities, CDATA
Well-formed XML
XML syntax and parsing.
The Motivating Problem
The Namespace Solution (Definition, qualified names, URIs, prefixes)
Namespace scope and overriding
Default Namespaces
Namespaces and Attributes
Valid XML Documents
Definition of a valid document
Definition of a schema
Schema Languages
XML Schema
General Form of an XML Schema
Elements, Attributes and Types
Element Definitions
Simple Types
Primitive and Derived Datatypes
Complex Types - Sequence, Choice, All
Element Occurrence Constraints
Attribute Definitions
Attribute Occurrence Constraints
SimpleContent Type
Using XML Schema with Namespaces
The Document Type Definition (DTD) Overview
The role and functions of a DTD.
Specifying internal and external DTDs.
Specifying elements and attributes.
Specifying internal and external entities.
Defining Elements
Defining Attributes
DTD conformance and valid XML documents.
Comparison of XML Schema to DTD
Since DTDs are being phased out in favor of XML Schemas, we present only an overview here
XML Schema Advanced Topics
Element and Attribute Group Definitions
Defining New Types
Defining new Simple Types by Restriction, Enumeration, List, Union
Defining new Complex Types by Extension and Restriction
Generic Types
XML and Java
How Java and XML work together.
JAXP:  the Java XML API.
Data Modeling:  relating XML and Java structures.
Generating XML from Java.
Basic parsing concepts.
Getting and using XML parsers for Java.
Event-driven and tree-based parsing.
The role of SAX and DOM.
The SAX 2.0 Interface
Basic SAX design goals and implementation.
The parser interface and methods.
The ContentHandler interface and methods.
SAXExceptions and the ErrorHandler Interface.
The EntityResolver interface and methods.
The DTDHandler interface and methods.
Using SAX with validating parsers.
Other SAX features and interfaces.
The DOM 2.0 Interface
What the DOM standard is.
The DOM Java binding.
The DOM node tree.
The Node interface and methods.
Entity, Document, and other DOM subclasses
Building and traversing a DOM tree.
Modifying and transforming DOM trees.
Using DOM to generate or transform XML.
Using DOM with validating parsers.
Additional Topics
Other APIs
Performance Issues
JAXB Overview
JDOM Overview

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