According to the official Cocoon web site, "Apache Cocoon is an XML publishing framework that raises the usage of XML and XSLT technologies for server applications to a new level. Cocoon allows you to define XML documents and transformations to be applied on it, to eventually generate a presentation format of your choice (HTML, PDF, SVG, etc.). Cocoon also gives you the possibility to apply logic to your XML files (so that the XML pipeline can be dynamic)." Cocoon: Building XML Applications is a hands-on implementation guide that teaches developers first hand how to implement the Cocoon framework in the web XML publishing system. The CD will contain installable versions of the Cocoon 2 application for Windows and Linux platforms, real-world example described in the book, and the source code for Cocoon 2 will also be included.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
About the AuthorsAbout the Authors Matthew Langham was born in England but has lived in Germany since 1976. He has worked in the IT business since the mid-1980s. He wrote his first book on the Internet in 1993 and has since published several articles on the Net and related themes. He currently leads the open-source group at S&N AG, a software company in Paderborn, Germany. Carsten Ziegeler is the chief architect of the open-source competence center at S&N AG, Paderborn, Germany. His main focus is on web application design and object-oriented component development. He has participated in several open-source projects and is actively involved in various Apache communities. In 2001, he took over the role of release manager for the Apache Cocoon project. He has been a committer on the project since 2000 and played a major role in designing the current architecture. About the Technical Reviewers These reviewers contributed their considerable hands-on expertise to the entire development process for Cocoon: Building XML Applications. As this book was being written, these dedicated professionals reviewed all the material for technical content, organization, and flow. Their feedback was critical to ensuring that this book fits our readers' needs for the highest-quality technical information. Marcus Crafter is from Australia and currently works as a software engineer for a Melbourne-based company, ManageSoft Corporation. He has worked extensively with Internet technologies since 1996. He lives in Frankfurt, Germany, where he has been actively involved in various open-source/free software projects, including Apache Cocoon, for the past three years. Torsten Curdt is the CTO of dff internet & medien GmbH, Gottingen, Germany. He started out as a programmer in the 1980s and has been active in the IT business since the early 1990s. As dff's main software architect, he has been around since Cocoon version 1.7. He became a committer to the Cocoon project in 2001 and is involved in several other open-source software projects. A A(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.