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    One website at a time mmj's Avatar
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    New Book: No-Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP



    SitePoint's newest book is No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP by Thomas Myer.

    No-Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP dispenses with the boring, academic-style writing about XML theory and presents real, practical uses of XML that you can apply to your existing Websites today. The book will teach you, step-by-step, exactly how to:

    Create a full-blown Content Management System (CMS) based on XML.
    Use XML-based data formats to manage the storage and management of all of your content. You'll see where the versatility of XML can make storage, retrieval and formatting of data much easier.

    Create a dynamic site map using XSLT.
    XSLT allows you to transform your existing XML-based data into new formats and modify its structre. You'll learn how to generate a dynamically-updating site map from your existing XML data.

    Generate XML feeds (including RSS) for your Website.
    Generate and serve error-free RSS feeds the easy way using PHP's XML generation capabilities.

    Set up XML-RPC Web services on your site.
    Facilitate transfer of important information between disparate systems. XML-RPC (XML Remote Procedure Call) allows you to securely execute queries and functions on remote servers.

    The book teaches you exactly why XML is so powerful and versatile, and you'll see just what PHP 5.0 is capable of achieving with XML. The book quite simply teaches you what you need to know about XML in order to use it effectively

    You'll learn how to:

    • Write portable XML documents that can be re-used across applications.
    • Use XML namespaces to combine data formats in many ways.
    • Use DTDs to strictly define the structure of your XML documents.
    • Use XSLT to transform your existing data into other formats.
    • Write XPath queries to retrieve data from an XML document.
    • Use XML in conjunction with databases.
    • Use the Document Object Model (DOM) to manipulate documents.
    • Rapidly process XML using PHP 5.0's built-in SimpleXML functionality.
    • Use fast SAX parsers to read an XML document incrementally.


    While stocks last, anybody who buys this book through sitepoint.com will receive a FREE PHP Quick Reference Poster to pin up on their wall:



    This is the first time this poster has been available, and is worth $9.95 on its own, but purchasers of this book will receive it for free.

    No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP, including the free poster, costs $39.95. Fast, world-wide shipping is available.

    See more information about this book

    As with all SitePoint books, a free sample is available. You can download the first four chapters of the book in PDF form for free, and then decide whether you want to purchase the rest of the book.
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    My copy should already be in the mail.

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    According to the email I received this afternoon, my copy is on its way. This is one SitePoint book I've been waiting a long time for. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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    Just purchased tonight, which will make it my first SP book (and 2nd programming book ever bought ).

    From the synopsis this book seems like it'll be very informative to the beginner/intermediate. I have dealt very little with XSLT and none of XPATH, but am much interested

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    man I would deffinitely order this if I had the money.

    Anybody want to send me 20$ on paypal?

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    [10:37] pulsetoday_com: wow! That new book looks kewl!
    [10:38] pulsetoday_com: Would grab it after I've finished Kev's book and Harry's books

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    Ordered this morning (even though I go on holidays tomorrow!). Judging by usual delivery times, it should hopefully be waiting for me when I get home in 2 weeks. Looking forward to it!

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    Im about to order it now!
    Could have done with it 6 months ago!!
    Looking forward to reading it!

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    Looks very interesting. I shall contemplate making a purchase

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    My copy was dispatched yesterday

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    I never received my standard prior-release email... I'm rather dissapointed, I would have spent an extra $10 to get this ahead of time. I've been waiting for this book since last October when I saw it on O'Reilly's Sitepoint portion of their site.

    ...this is the first book I have not yet received a notice on; figures it's the biggest launch that I've been waiting for, for some time. Normally I'd complain if an author blogged about his own book for promotional reasons, but considering Sitepoint hasn't (seemed) to make much of a fuss about marketing this book on its popups and/or main index page, I'm actually rather glad you did. Thank you.

    ...I'm really confused, this book isn't even listed on the right hand side navigation, which is where all Sitepoint's books are located...even the much smaller Firefox book is there. Is someone out on vacation?!
    They say, "Practice makes perfect," yet they also say, "Nobody's perfect". I don't get it.

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    Is someone out on vacation?!


    Will order today in the evening.

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    i will probably buy it cause php is my addiction>_>

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    Looks interesting

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    As with the Firefox book, this is nothing for me. But I think you release books on interesting and kind of "unusual" subject, which is good.

    Keep up the good work and keep writing new books. Perhaps and hopefully, we might see a pure design book in the future that will suit me

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    Aww i would so buy this but im broke
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    Yeah, i will probably get this cause it is kinda the way things are moving..i'm not a coder but i'd like to have the general knowledege. Plus sitepoints books are really written that even designers can understand the basic code..

    thats how i got here!

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    I'd like to get it. Is it got for the novice php programmer? someone who knows the basics.

    what should we expect w/ XML in the future?

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    its an excellent book.

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    ...I just realized the main page has an image of a person riding a pogo-stick. How does Sitepoint choose the cover designs of their titles? They seem so...odd.

    P.S. - I ordered my book, the free (php) poster, the JavaScript and CSS posters all directly after I posted the first time in this topic. Once again, thanks for the heads up.
    They say, "Practice makes perfect," yet they also say, "Nobody's perfect". I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malikyte
    ...I just realized the main page has an image of a person riding a pogo-stick. How does Sitepoint choose the cover designs of their titles? They seem so...odd.
    I still haven't had the pogo stick thing explained to me either But I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation as there has been with the previous book covers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    But I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation as there has been with the previous book covers.
    Is there a perfectly reasonable list of these explanations somewhere? I don't know if I've caught any of them.
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    awesome. i need a copy of this book. I need to learn some xml and really hope this book will help me to achieve this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Dahlström
    Perhaps and hopefully, we might see a pure design book in the future that will suit me
    That's something I like to see too. Not for myself, but for the benefit of new-comers.

    Anyway, good work on getting another book out.

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    Does it tell how to use SOAP with XML and how to write with it instead of using a database? Does it also tell how to use tha browser instant update thing (AJAX)? I am contemplating get it but I need to know if it teaches that stuff.
    Have a good day.


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