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XQuantum Training

Synopsis
This one-day course teaches you the basics of using the XQuantum XML Database system. During the course, you will build a sample XML application with a web interface.

This exciting and timely course builds on widely used Internet standards such as HTTP, XML, HTML, XSL and extends them with XQuery, a language for the 21st century. The skills you will learn have broad application throughout IT.

You will Learn
  • To build XQuery XML database applications
  • Develop powerful XML queries using XQuery
  • Perform both full-text and fielded searches
  • Create and manage XML documents
  • Create formatted reports from query results
  • Generate dynamic web pages using XQuery
  • Course Outline
    The major course topics include:

    INSTALLING XQUANTUM
  • The install tree
  • Testing your installation
  • Walk through the sample applications
  • Communicating with the XQuantum server

    HTTP SERVER ARCHITECTURE

  • HTTP request/response protocol
  • MIME types
  • Website directory structure
  • The 1, 2, and 3-tier application architectures
  • Configuring your XQuantum server

    XQUERY LANGUAGE LAB

  • Command Line and Web Interfaces
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Literals, Comments, and Variables
  • Sequence Expressions
  • Path Expressions
  • For Let Where Expressions
  • Type Operators
  • Comparison Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • Built-in Functions
  • User-defined Functions

    BUILDING A SEARCH APPLICATION

  • Working with XML
  • Creating a search form
  • Creating the query
  • Creating an XSL style sheet
  • Application Debugging
  • Who Should Attend
    You should have a grasp of programming languages and database fundamentals. A knowledge of HTML and web technologies is a plus. Previous experience with XML and XQuery are not required.

    Course Requirements
    You should bring a laptop running XP or Vista with a CD-ROM drive.  Your laptop should have at least 1 GB of free disk space and 500 MB of memory.  Internet Explorer 6.0 or later or Mozilla Firefox or later shoud be installed on your system.


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