XML and Java(tm): Developing Web Applications is a tutorial that will teach Web developers, programmers, and system engineers how to create robust XML business applications for the Internet using the Java technology. The authors, a team of IBM XML experts, introduce the essentials of XML and Java development, from a review of basic concepts to thorough coverage of advanced techniques. Using a step-by-step approach, this book illustrates real-world implications of XML and Java technologies as they apply to Web applications. Readers should have a basic understanding of XML as well as experience in writing simple Java programs. <P>XML and Java enables you to: <P>* Develop Web business applications using XML and Java through real-world examples and code * Quickly obtain XML programming skills * Become familiar with Document Object Models (DOM) and the Simple API for XML (SAX) * Understand the Electronic Document Interchange (EDI) system design using XML and Document Type Definition (DTD), including * coverage on automating business-to-business message exchange * Leverage JavaBean components * Learn a hands-on, practical orientation to XML and Java <P>XML has strong support from industry giants such as IBM, Sun, Microsoft, and Netscape. Java, with its "write once, run anywhere" capabilities, is a natural companion to XML for building the revolutionary Internet applications described in this book. XML and Java demonstrates how developers can harness the power of these technologies to develop effective Web applications. If you want to learn Java-based solutions for implementing key XML features--including parsing, document generation, object tree manipulation, and document processing--there is no better resource than this book.