Let me be your guide in this exciting and sometimes confusing terrain. I
will safely show you around and let you experiment in my tutorials, discuss
the most important XML standards, and introduce you to useful tools and
My name is Michael Cla├čen, and I have extensive experience in
Internet and corporate information technology. You can find out more
about me, and the
funny character in my last name (no, it is not a capital b...).
This section discusses XML-related topics in a how-to fashion, with
inline examples and suggestions for your own experiments. Look no
further for the big picture view on XML and ideas to get started with
XML in your own setting.
Here we discuss particularly interesting XML standards in more detail,
demonstrating possible application scenarios and pointing out relations
to other standards work. Links to relevant tools are included as well as
references to real world applications.
This section examines particularly useful tools for creating,
processing and storing XML data. Examples and case studies show you the
ropes and get you started with your own XML projects without reinventing
I plan to add installments to these sections in a fairly alternating
fashion, giving an overview in a tutorial, digging deeper in the underlying
standards in a safari, and pointing to tools in a treasure hunt.
The links section refers to other Web sites with relevant content on XML
news, standards, and tools.
I hope you enjoy exploring the XML territory with me, drop me a line and
tell me what you think. I surely appreciate your feedback!