October 13, 2000

O'Reilly releases "Building Oracle XML Applications"

Author: JT Smith

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- The Internet is driving an unprecedented demand for
access to information, and many of the leading Internet businesses run
their growing enterprises on Oracle databases. There has never been a
better time to be a web application developer who can exploit both XML
(Extensible Markup Language) and the Oracle database.O'Reilly's just-released "Building Oracle XML Applications" (Steve
Muench, $44.95) gives Java and PL/SQL developers a detailed look at the
many Oracle tools that support XML development-including the Oracle XML
Parser, the Oracle XML SQL Utility, and the XSQL Servlet.

"More than ever before, developers need to be able to rapidly acquire,
integrate, repurpose, and exchange information with other applications
to feed their growing databases and to coordinate their business
operations with those of partners and suppliers over the Web," says
Muench. "XML dramatically simplifies these tasks."

Oracle describes Oracle 8i as "the first XML enabled database."
"Building Oracle XML Applications" shows how to combine the power of
XML and XSLT with the speed, functionality, and reliability of the
Oracle database to build flexible applications. Muench, Oracle's lead
XML Technical Evangelist and development lead for Oracle XSQL Pages,
delivers nearly 800 pages of useful, timesaving hints and extensive
examples that developers can put to use immediately to build custom XML

Muench has been a catalyst in helping Oracle development teams weave
XML and XSLT sensibly into their future development plans, and is
uniquely qualified to provide a hands-on, practical guide to the nuts
and bolts of XML and the intimately related XSLT and XPath standards.

Building Oracle XML Applications abounds with tested, commented, and
fully explained examples that can be used to jump-start your own Oracle
XML web development projects. The companion CD-ROM contains JDeveloper
3.1 (for Windows NT/2000), an integrated development environment for

For more information about O'Reilly's "Building Oracle XML
Applications," see: http://www.ora.com/catalog/orxmlapp/noframes.html

Chapter 7, Transforming XML with XSLT, is available free online at:

To read an article about Oracle and XML by O'Reilly author Steve Muench
go to: http://oracle.oreilly.com/news/oracle_xml_0900.html

Look for the October release of "Oracle SQL: The Essential Reference,"
by David C. Kreines. For details, go to:

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