Content Syndication with RSS

20 May 2009 |

Originally developed by Netscape in 1999, RSS (which can stand for RDF Site Summary, Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format that allows web developers to describe and syndicate web site content. Content Syndication with RSS offers webloggers, developers, and the programmers who support them a thorough explanation of syndication in general and RSS in particular. Written for web developers who want to offer XML-based feeds of their content, as well as developers who want to use the content that other people are syndicating, the book explores and explains metadata interpretation, different forms of content syndication, and the increasing use of web services in this field. If you're interested in producing your own RSS feed, this step-by-step guide to implementation is the book you'll want in hand.

This book is about RSS, the massively popular content-syndication technology. From distributing headlines across web sites and delivering complete content to specialist applications, to providing the building blocks of the Semantic Web, RSS is one of the Internet's fastest growing technologies.

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HTML & Web Design - Tips & Techniques

18 May 2009 |

Analysts now estimate that across the Internet, over 100 million domain names are in use (for Internet statistics, visit With fast DSL and cable-modem connections available to the masses, and with companies offering low-cost Web hosting, tens of millions of users are now creating personal Web sites. Further, with the estimates of online users now exceeding 500 million (and with that number growing at a rate of 7 percent per month!), Web developers must find ways to exploit new technologies to attract and capture the attention of users as they “surf” the Web.

Throughout this book’s chapters, you will learn ways to put Web technologies immediately to use on your Web pages. Each chapter presents ways you can quickly integrate a technology, such as dynamic content, security, database access, as well as client-side and server-side processing. You will first learn a technology’s fundamentals and the best ways to exploit the technology within your Web pages. Then, you can take advantage of ready-to-use solutions you can simply cut-and-paste into your Web pages. Finally, you will examine behind-the-scenes settings and techniques you can use to unlock your Web site’s full potential.

If a fast, state-of-the-art, eye-catching Web site is your goal, this book will help you achieve it...

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Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining

13 May 2009 |

There has been much interest developed in the data mining field both in the academia and the industry over the past 10-15 years. The number of researchers and practitioners working in the field and the number of scientific papers published in various data mining outlets increased drastically over this period. Major commercial vendors incorporated various data mining tools into their products, and numerous applications in many areas, including life sciences, finance, CRM, and Web-based applications, have been developed and successfully deployed.

Moreover, this interest is no longer limited to the researchers working in the traditional fields of statistics, machine learning and databases, but has recently expanded to other fields, including operations research/management science (OR/MS) and mathematics, as evidenced from various data mining tracks organized at different INFORMS meetings, special issues of OR/MS journals and the recent conference on Mathematical Foundations of Learning Theory organized by mathematicians.

As the Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining amply demonstrates, all these diverse interests from different groups of researchers and practitioners helped to shape data mining as a broad and multi-faceted discipline spanning a large class of problems in such diverse areas as life sciences, marketing (including CRM and e-commerce), finance, telecommunications, astronomy, and many other fields (the so called “data mining and X” phenomenon, where X constitutes a broad range of fields where data mining is used for analyzing the data). This also resulted in a process of cross-fertilization of ideas generated by these diverse groups of researchers interacting across the traditional boundaries of their disciplines.

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Effective XML: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your XML

4 May 2009 |

"This is an excellent collection of XML best practices: essential reading for any developer using XML. This book will help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure your XML applications remain practical and interoperable for as long as possible."
Edd Dumbill, Managing Editor, and Program Chair, XML Europe

"A collection of useful advice about XML and related technologies. Well worth reading before, during, and after XML application development."
Sean McGrath, CTO, Propylon

If you want to become a more effective XML developer, you need this book. You will learn which tools to use when in order to write legible, extensible, maintainable and robust XML code...

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Sams Teach Yourself JavaServer Pages™ 2.0 with Apache Tomcat in 24 Hours


In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to build dynamic Web sites using JavaServer Pages. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of JavaServer Pages 2.0 from the ground up. The book includes Apache Tomcat, Sun's reference implementation of JSP, so you can start developing applications immediately...

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