NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

COURANT INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

 

  XML for Java Developers

 

 

 

Summer 2002 Jean-Claude FRANCHITTI

G22.3033-002  Mon. 6:00 - 8:20 p.m.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

 

The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a platform-independent data representation, which may be viewed as a simplified version of SGML designed for the Web. Java Technology and XML are complementary: XML provides a family of technologies that enable portable data, and Java technology enables portable, maintainable code. Together, XML and Java technologies provide comprehensive support for data representation and exchange, and promote a new generation of Presentation Oriented Publishing (POP) and Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) services for the enterprise. While XML-based POP services are being layered on top of J2EE’s JSP and Servlet component models, XML-based MOM services provide uniform access to application server and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) technologies. As they become core components of the upcoming Web Services platforms (i.e., Sun’s Open Net Environment, HP’s NetAction, Oracle’s Dynamic Services, IBM’s WebSphere platform, and Microsoft .NET), XML-based services provide a foundation for modern component-based and device-independent eBusiness via application-level protocols (e.g., ebXML), infrastructure components (e.g., SOAP, WSD, and UDDI, and presentation/integration facilities.

 

This course is designed for programmers already familiar with the Java language and class libraries. All instruction and development will be based on the J2SE 1.3, and the latest practical W3C standards. Rather than focusing the presentation on the various XML features and technologies, the course illustrates how the use of such XML technologies and applications meshes with the modern approach at building XML-based comprehensive business applications. The course provides an in-depth coverage of XML-based Java-enabled functionality. Students will learn how to specify, and manipulate XML data from Java programs using existing implementations of the current W3C specifications for the Domain Object Model (DOM) and Simple API for XML SAX). Through a set of assignments/projects, students will implement the various components of a sample XML web-enabled and Java-based enterprise application. Students will gain practical exposure to the various XML commercial toolsets being developed by various third-party vendors including IBM, Microsoft, and JavaSoft.

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

The objectives of the course are as follows:

 

1.              Expose the students to the XML family of technologies, and the latest W3C XML standards.

 

2.              Expand the student’s understanding of the various applications of XML in the areas of information representation, Presentation Oriented Publishing, Message Oriented Computing, and Web Services.

 

3.              Expose the students to the combined use of XML and Java technologies to support the development of modern enterprise applications.

 

4.              Expose the students to the advanced XML-enabled capabilities of the Java 2 development environment for Enterprise Applications.

 

5.              Demonstrate the use of XML to support the modern approach at building comprehensive business applications using XML Markup Language technologies, XML information modeling, XML information processing, XML information rendering, XML information retrieval, XML-Based frameworks, and XML application implementation and testing methodologies and tools.

 

6.              Demonstrate the application of XML in distributed communications enabling, enterprise systems assurance, web enabling, application enabling, and enterprise data enabling.

 

7.              Expand student’s understanding of the current industry support for XML technologies.

 

8.              Sharpen the student’s practical development skills via focused assignments and projects.

 

 

TEXTBOOKS

 

XML Development with Java 2

Michael C. Daconta, and Al Saganich

SAMS, ISBN: 0-672-31653-6 (10/00)

 

Professional Java XML

Kal Ahmed, et al.

WROX, ISBN: 1-861004-01-X (4/01)

 

XML and Java, Developing Web Applications

Hiroshi Maruyama, Kent Tamura, Naohiko Uramoto

Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 0-201-48543-5 (06/00)

 

 

PREREQUISITES

 

Students enrolling in this class are expected to have taken G22.1170 (Fundamental algorithms), Programming for the World Wide Web, and their prerequisites or to have equivalent knowledge. Students are also expected to have taken a Java intermediate course, and to have basic knowledge of the Core JFC classes, and the ability to program in Java.

 

 

WEB SITES

 

Download Java 2 SDK from http://www.javasoft.com/, and other JavaSoft XML technologies from http://www.javasoft.com/xml. Related XML standard specifications can be found at http://www.w3.org/xml. Other sources include the Apache XML Project at http://xml.apache.org, IBM Alphaworks at http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com, Microsoft’s XML home at http://www.microsoft.com/xml, XML Software at http://www.xmlsoftware.com, and information/resources provided at http://www.xml.com, http://www.xml.org, http://www.xmlu.com, http://www.ucc.ie/xml, and http://www.oasis-open.org/cover. Additional sources will be provided as applicable during the course sessions.

 


COURSE SESSIONS

 

 

1.     Markup Language Technologies (Part I)

 

- Meta-Markup Languages

- Markup Languages

- Ongoing Project Overview

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapter 1

          Java XML: Chapter 1

          XML and Java: Chapter 1, Appendix C

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

2.     Markup Language Technologies (Part II)

 

- The Current State of the XML Standard

- Advanced Markup Languages

- Style Specification Languages

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapters 1, 4, and 5

          Java XML: Chapters 1, 7, 8, Appendices A and G

          XML and Java: Chapter 1, Appendices C and E

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

3.   XML Information Modeling (Part I)

 

- XML Physical Entities

- Logical Structure of XML Documents

- XML Document Navigation

- Custom Markup Languages

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapter 4

          Java XML: Chapter 5

          XML and Java: Chapter 2

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

4.   XML Information Modeling (Part II)

 

- Advanced Logical Structuring and XML Schemas

- XML Metadata Management

- XML Linking/Pointer Language, XML Base, and XML Inclusions

- XML Data Binding

- Industry Specific Markup Languages

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapter 4

          Java XML: Chapters 5, 6, 9, and 10

          XML and Java: Chapter 2

          Handouts posted on the course web site

           

5.   XML Information Processing (Part I)

 

- Document Object Model (DOM)

- Simple API for XML (SAX)

- XML Parsers

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapters 2-3, and 6-7

          Java XML: Chapters 3, 4, Appendices B, D, and F

          XML and Java: Chapters 2, 3, 4, Appendices B-F

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

6.   XML Information Processing (Part II)

 

- Advanced XML Parser Technology

- Latest W3C APIs and Standards for Processing XML

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapters 2-3, and 6-7

          Java XML: Chapters 2, 3, 4, Appendices B-F

          XML and Java: Chapters 2, 3, 4, Appendices B-F

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

7.   XML Information Rendering (PART I)

 

- Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT)

- Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Object (XSL-FO)

- XML and Document/Content Management

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapter 5

          Java XML: Chapters 7, 8, and Appendix G

          XML and Java: Chapter 4

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

8.   XML Information Rendering (PART II)

 

- XML/XSL and JSP/JavaBeans Rendering Technology

- Internationalization Issues

- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapter 5

          Java XML: Chapters 7, 8, and Appendix G

          XML and Java: Chapter 4

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

9.   XML Information Retrieval (PART I)

 

- Applications of XML to Database Technology

- XML Queries

- XML Query Languages

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapter 10

          Java XML: Chapters 16, and 17

          XML and Java: Chapter 6

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

10.  XML Information Retrieval (Part II)

 

- XML Object Persistence

- Advanced XML-QL

- XQuery: A Query Language for XML

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapter 10

          Java XML: Chapters 16, and 17

          XML and Java: Chapter 6

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

11.  XML-Based Frameworks (PART I)

 

- Presentation Oriented Publishing (POP) Frameworks

- Client-Side XML POP Frameworks

- Server-Side XML POP Frameworks

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapters 7, and 9

          Java XML: Chapters 11-15 and Appendix H

          XML and Java: Chapter 5

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

12.  XML-Based Frameworks (PART II)

 

- XML and Application Servers

- XML Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) Frameworks

- Web Services

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Chapter 8

          Java XML: Chapters 18-22

          XML and Java: Chapters 7-8

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

13.  XML Application Implementation and Testing (PART I)

 

- DTD and Schema Editors

- XSL and Stylesheet Editors

- XSL Debuggers

- XSLT Processors

- XML Editors

- XML Parsers

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2: Appendix A

          Java XML: Chapters 1, 14, and 18 (suggested tools)

          XML and Java: Appendix A (suggested tools)

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

14.  XML Application Implementation and Testing (PART II)

 

- JAXP

- Coding Assist Tools

- Metadata Management Tools

 

READINGS:     XML Development with Java 2:

          Java XML:

          XML and Java:

          Handouts posted on the course web site

 

 


READINGS

 

Assigned readings for the course will be from the textbook, from various web sites documentation, and from trade magazines and recommended books listed on the course web site.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

Homework and project assignments completion will be required.

Quizzes will be administered.

The final exam will be a take-home exam.

 

GRADING POLICY

 

25% Assignments

35% Projects

30% Final Exam

10% Attendance and Participation

Extra credit will be granted periodically for particularly clever or creative solutions.

 

 


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 1: Markup Language Technologies (Part I)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Introduce Markup Language Technologies

2.  Understand course structure and objectives

3.  Discuss Meta-Markup Languages

4.  Discuss Markup Languages

5.  Describe the class project

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·        Review course administration and course structure

·        Review course goals and syllabus

·        Introduce Meta-Markup Languages

§         Standard Generalized Markup Language

§         The family of XML technologies

·        Discuss Markup Languages

§         Hypermedia/Time-based Structuring Language (HyTime)

§         HTML

§         XML Presentation Oriented Publishing (POP) Applications

·        Class project

§         The project will focus on “multi-channel online community platforms”, and will consist of providing custom XML-based services to support the various aspects of a chosen eBusiness application implemented on such a platform (e.g., “community-based shopping”). Examples of useful services to support such platforms may include synchronized multimedia presentation viewing, and “offline” chat capabilities. A sample specification of an online community platform for a virtual university eBusiness application will be provided for illustration purpose.

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #1a:

§         Explore the textbooks’ CDs, and the textbook references to XML tools

§         Install and experiment with XML editors. Settle on a tool you feel comfortable using, and come up with a small XML application that demonstrates the use of that tool. Write a short report that uses your sample application to document your findings and recommendations with respect to selection criteria in support of XML editors

·        Read suggested introductory textbook chapters, and handouts

·        Read the article at http://java.sun.com/features/2001/02/xmlj2ee.p.html.

 

 


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 2 – Markup Language Technologies (Part II)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Describe the current state of the XML standard

2.  Discuss advanced XML applications

3.  Discuss XML style specification languages

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    Review previous session

·                    Assess the current state of the XML standard

·                    Discuss advanced XML applications

§         XHTML 1.0 and Xforms 1.0

§         XML Message-Oriented Middleware (MOM) Applications

·        Review style specification languages

§         Document Style Semantics and Specification Language (DSSSL)

§         Cascading Stylesheet (CSS)

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #1b:

§         Review the class project description, and the virtual university sample eBusiness application specification

§         Come up with your own variant of a an eBusiness application that would benefit from being implemented on top of a “multi-channel online community platform”

§         Specify a set of services that would need to be provided on top of an online community platform to support your specific eBusiness application

§         Provide a written specification of your overall framework (i.e., platform and services), and propose a staged development approach that would demonstrate the use of XML to support the modern approach at building comprehensive business applications suggested in this course. Your proposed approach should include the use of  XML Markup Language technologies, XML information modeling, XML information processing, XML information rendering, XML information retrieval, XML-Based frameworks, and XML application implementation and testing methodologies and tools

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML markup language technologies


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 3 – XML Information Modeling  (Part I)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Introduce XML Physical Entities

2.  Describe the Logical Structure of XML Documents

3.  Discuss XML Document Navigation

4.  Survey Custom Markup Languages

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·        Review previous session

·        XML Physical Entities

·        Electronic Document Markup and XML

·        Logical Structure of XML Documents

§         Namespaces 1.0

§         Document Type Definitions (DTDs)

§         XML Schemas (Structures, and Data Types)

§         XML Document Navigation (URIs/URLs, and XPath)

·        Custom Markup Languages

§         Mathematical Markup Language (MathML)

§         OpenMath

§         Chemical Markup Language (CML)

§         Bioinformatic Markup Language

§         Geography Markup Language (GML)

§         Wireless Markup Language (WML)

§         Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL)

§         Synchronized Vector Graphics (SVG)

§         Extensible 3D (X3D)

§         XML-Based User Interface Language (XUL)

§         Extensible Log Format (XLF)

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #2a:

§         This part of the project focuses on the application business model discovery using XML information modeling technology. The discovery process should adhere to the following steps: (a) Documenting the information structure, (b) Representing the information structure in XML form, (c) Defining XML DTDs and/or Schemas

§         More specific project related information, and extra credit assignments will be provided during the session

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML information modeling

 


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 4 – XML Information Modeling  (Part II)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Discuss advanced logical structuring and XML Schemas

2.  Discuss XML Metadata Management

3.  Study the XML Linking Language (XLink), XML Base, XML Inclusions (XInclude), and XML Pointer Language (XPointer)

4.  Introduce the XML Data Binding for the Java platform

5.  Survey industry specific markup languages

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·        Review previous session

·        Advanced Logical Structuring and XML schemas

§         Digital Signatures

§         Canonical XML

§         XML Information Set (Infoset)

§         XML Fragments

§         XML Schema Adjuncts

·        XML Metadata Management

§         Unified Modeling Language (UML)

§         OMG’s Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and XML Metadata Interchange (XMI)

§         Microsoft’s XML Interchange Format (XIF) and the Open Information Model (OIM)

·        XLink, XML Base, XInclude, and XPointer

·        Industry specific markup languages

§         Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)

§         Bank Internet Payment System (BIPS)

§         Microsoft BizTalk Framework (Windows 2000)

§         Electronic Business XML (EbXML)

§         Privacy-Enabled Customer Data Interchange (CPExchange)

§         Visa XML Invoice Specification

§         Commerce XML (cXML)

§         Legal XML

§         NewsML

§         Electronic Catalog XML (eCX)

§         Open eBook Publication Structure

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #2b:

§         This part of the project relies on the business model discovery process suggested in assignment #2a, and should demonstrate the use of UML use cases to support the development of XML DTDs and/or Schemas

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML information modeling


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 5 – XML Information Processing (Part I)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Discuss the Document Object Model (DOM)

2.  Discuss the Simple API for XML (SAX)

3.  Study XML parsers

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·        Review previous session

·        Document Object Model (DOM)

§         DOM API

§         Creating a Document Using DOM

·                    Simple API for XML (SAX)

§         Events

§         Character handling

§         Exception handling

·                    XML Parsers

§         Well-formedness and validity

§         Mainstream parsers comparison (XercesJ, Oracle’s XML parser for Java, and Expat)

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #3:

§         This part of the project focuses on the application process model design/development using XML information processing technology. The design/development process should adhere to the following steps: (a) Identifying the points of data integration, (b) Defining the optimal integration approach at each point, (c) Establishing linking relationships, and (d) Considering data integration and linking issues when designing an overall application data model

§         More specific project related information, and extra credit assignments will be provided during the session

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML information processing

 


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 6 – XML Information Processing (Part II)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Study advanced XML parsing technology

2.  Discuss the latest W3C APIs and standards for processing XML

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    Review previous session

·                    Advanced XML Parser Technology

§         JDOM: Java-Centric API for XML

§         JAXP: Java API for XML processing

§         DOM, SAX, JDOM, and JAXP comparison

·                    Latest W3C APIs and standards for processing XML

§         XML Infoset

§         DOM Level 3

§         Canonical XML

§         XML Signatures

§         XBase

§         XInclude

§         XPointers

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #3: (continued from session 5)

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML information processing

 


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 7 – XML Information Rendering (Part I)

 

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Study the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT)

2.  Study the Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Object (XSL-FO)

3.  Discuss XML and document/content management

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    Review previous session

·                    Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT)

§         Templates

§         Creating elements and attributes

§         Iterations and sorting

§         Conditional processing

§         Copying nodes

§         Combining stylesheets

§         Variables and parameters

§         Scripting and XSLT

·                    Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Object (XSL-FO)

§         Setup

§         Document page

§         Document text

§         Lists

·                    XML and document/content management

§         Rendering XML into HTML or other data formats

§         Whitespace issues

§         XML catalog/repository

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #4:

§         This part of the project focuses on the application content model design/development using XML information rendering technology. The design/development process should adhere to the following steps: (a) Identifying rendering/transformation targets, (b) Defining the optimal rendering approach for each target, (c) Considering data rendering issues when designing an overall application data model

§         More specific project related information, and extra credit assignments will be provided during the session

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML information rendering

 


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 8 – XML Information Rendering (Part II)

 

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Discuss XML/XSL and JSP/JavaBeans rendering technology

2.  Study internationalization issues

3.  Introduce the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    Review previous session

·                    JSP-based rendering technology

§         Loading and converting XML into JavaBeans components referenced in JSP pages

§         XML-based custom JSP tags

§         Invoking an XSLT processor via custom JSP tags

§         On-the-fly XSLT transformations using Java servlet filters

·                    Internationalization issues

·                    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

§         User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #4: (continued from session 7)

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML information rendering

 

 


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 9 – XML Information Retrieval (Part I)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Survey the applications of XML to database technology

2.  Introduce XML Queries

3.  Discuss XML query languages

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    Review previous session

·                    Applications of XML to database technology

§         Properties of relational database queries

§         Mapping XML to a relational database

§         JDBC refresher

§         SQL embedded in XML (SQLX)

·                    XML Queries

§         Requirements

§         Use cases

§         Properties of relational database queries

·                    XML query languages

§         XQL/XML-QL

§         DB2XML

§         Using Oracle and XML

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #5a:

§         This part of the project focuses on the application data model design/development using XML information retrieval technology. The design/development process should focus initially on identifying the data to be retrieved for resulting subsets of data

§         More specific project related information, and extra credit assignments will be provided during the session

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML information retrieval


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 10 – XML Information Retrieval (Part II)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Study XML object persistence

2.  Study advanced XML-QL/XQL concepts

3.  Introduce XQuery, a query language for XML

4.  Discuss the use of the SAX and DOM APIs with a database

5.  XML Server Pages

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    Review previous session

·                    XML object persistence

§         SOAP-style formatting

§         Evolution and versioning/Abstract Data Layer (ADL)

·                    Advanced XML-QL/XQL concepts

§         XML query data model

§         XML query algebra

·                    XQuery

·                    Using the SAX and DOM APIs with a database

§         Rowset transformations using SAX/DOM APIs

§         Disconnected rowsets

·                    XML Server Pages (XSP)

§         Cocoon and XSP

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #5b:

§         This part of the project relies on the application data model design/development process suggested in assignment #5a, and should focus on demonstrating the following additional steps: (a) Defining the optimal retrieval approach for each dataset, and (b) Considering query constraints when designing an overall application data model

§         More specific project related information, and extra credit assignments will be provided during the session

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML information retrieval


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 11 – XML-Based Frameworks (Part I)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Introduce Presentation Oriented Publishing (POP) frameworks

2.  Study client-side XML POP frameworks

3.  Study server-side XML POP frameworks

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    POP application support infrastructures

§         POP and OMG’s CORBA 3 horizontal facilities

§         Related component models (JSP/JavaBeans, XSP, Servlet filters, etc.)

·                    Client-side XML POP frameworks

§         Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE5/IE6)

·                    Server-side XML POP frameworks

§         Dynamic XML servers

§         Rocket

§         Cocoon

§         Perl-based POP frameworks

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #6a:

§         This part of the project focuses on the discovery/design/development of the application presentation layer architecture using XML-Based presentation frameworks. The discovery/design/development process should adhere to the following steps: (a) Determining how W3C recommendations will be applied (e.g., determine when DOM is appropriate, etc.), (b) Using the details and syntax of core W3C recommendations (XML, XSL, DOM, XPath, namespaces, DTDs, XML well-formedness, Schemas, etc.), (c) Refining the application presentation layer architecture design as necessary based on data model, data integration, data rendering, and data query issues

§         More specific project related information, and extra credit assignments will be provided during the session

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML-based frameworks

 

 


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 12 – XML-Based Frameworks (Part II)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Study XML and application servers

2.  Discuss XML and Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) frameworks

3.  Study Web Services

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    XML and application servers

§         XML and OMG’s CORBA 3 Object Management Architecture (OMA)

§         XML and J2EE

§         XML data representation and exchange via the EJB persistence service

§         XML MOM via the Java Messaging Service (JMS)

§         Presentation via Java Server Pages (JSPs) and Servlets

§         XML and Microsoft DNA

·                    XML Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) Frameworks

§         MOM application development tools

§         Serializing Java objects into XML using reflection

§         Developing MOM applications using the SAX/DOM APIs

§         B2B commerce and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Frameworks

§         B2B patterns for the transformation and routing of XML documents

§         WebMethods B2Bi EAI framework

§         Integrating legacy systems using XML and Microsoft Message Queue

·                    Web Services

§         Content, discovery, universal access, and intelligent software agents

§         Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing

§         XML-Based e-Services protocols and architectures

§         XML-RPC

§         Simple Object Application Protocol (SOAP)

§         Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI)

§         Web Service Definition Language (WSDL)

§         Resource Description Framework (RDF)

§         Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS)

§         Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P

§         Channel Definition Format (CDF)

§         Rich Site Summary (RSS)

§         Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol (BXXP)

§         XML Protocol (XMLP): XML-Based Messaging Systems

§         XML messaging (via HTTP, and MQSeries)

§         XML and User Identification/Security

§         XML, and Databases

§         XML and JDBC

§         XML Extensions and Tools for Oracle, Informix, IBM DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server

§         Transaction Authority Markup Language (XAML)

§         Sun’s Open Net Environment (ONE)

§         HP’s NetAction/e-speak platform

§         Oracle’s Dynamic Services platform

§         Microsoft .NET platform

§         IBM WebSphere Architecture (WSA) platform

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Assignment #6b:

§         This part of the project focuses on the discovery/design/development of the non-presentation specific application architecture using XML-Based frameworks. The discovery/design/development process should follow the same steps as the ones listed in assignment #6a. Additionally, particular care should be taken at determining the implications of a given architecture on the overall XML design related considerations

§         More specific project related information, and extra credit assignments will be provided during the session

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML-based frameworks


XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 13 – XML Application Implementation and Testing (Part I)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Survey DTD and schema editors

2.  Survey XSL and stylesheet editors

3.  Study XSL debuggers

4.  Study XSLT processors

5.  Survey XML editors

6.  Study XML parsers

7.  Final Exam (take home project)

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    DTD and schema editors

·         XML Spy, Visual XML, etc.

·                    XSL editors

·         IBM XSL Editor, XML Spy, etc.

·                    XSL debuggers

·         XSLDebugger, etc.

·                    XSLT processors

·         FOP, etc.

·                    XML editors

·         XML Notepad, XML Pro, XML Spy, XMLwriter, Visual XML, etc.

·                    XML parsers

·         Oracle XML Parser, Sun’s Crimson, IBM’s XML4J, Apache’s XercesJ, etc.

·                    Course material review

·                    Final project description

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Final Exam (take home project):

§         This part of the project focuses on the application deployment using XML implementation and testing technology. The application deployment process should adhere to the following steps: (a) Determining an optimal development environment using standard tools as appropriate, (b) Determining the best use of APIs to XSL and XML processors, (c) Assessing performance tradeoffs, (d) Implementing a given design using XML data modeling, data integration, and data rendering capabilities and corresponding functional components and interconnections among functional components, (e) Creating instances to test based on the application data model and boundary cases, and (f) Addressing exceptions such as parser errors, and DOM errors

§         More specific project related information, and extra credit assignments will be provided during the session

·        Read suggested textbook chapters, and handouts on XML application implementation and testing

 

 

XML FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS

Session 14 – XML Application Implementation and Testing (Part II)

 

SESSION OBJECTIVES

 

1.  Study JAXP parsers

2.  Survey XML coding assist tools

3.  Survey XML metadata management tools

4.  Discuss Final Exam project

 

SESSION OUTLINE

 

·                    JAXP parsers

·         Docuverse’s Minimal XML Parser, etc.

·                    XML Coding assist tools and user interface tools

·         XML Spy, IBM VisualAge for Java, VBXML’s Visual XSL,etc.

·                    XML metadata management tools

·         IBM’s XMI toolkit, etc.

·                    Final exam discussion

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

·        Final Exam due