Mastering XMLSpy

XML-150 (3 Days)
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XMLSpy Training Overview

XMLSpy, published by Altova, is the leading development tool for creating XML documents, XSLT stylesheets, DTDs, XML Schemas, SOAP and WSDL documents, and other XML-related and XML-based documents. Even if you have a leading .NET or Java development tool, such as Visual Studio .NET or JBuilder, XMLSpy can be a powerful asset to your development efforts. This XMLSpy training class teaches your developers the skills they need to make the most of this powerful tool.

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XMLSpy Training Objectives

XMLSpy Training Outline

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Introducing XMLSpy
  • Review of XML technologies and how they are used in modern applications
  • Overview of how XMLSpy facilitates development of the XML-related features of these applications
  • Overview of the XMLSpy environment
  • Customizing the XMLSpy environment
Editing XML documents with XMLSpy
  • Creating an xml document
  • Adhering to syntax guidelines
  • Specifying an XML processing instruction
  • Creating elements and attributes
  • Checking a document for well-formedness
  • Specifying an applicable DTD (Document Type Definition) or schema
  • Validating a document against the DTD or schema
  • Embedding comments, entities, and character data
  • Using XMLSpy's Grid view as a more visual way to edit XML documents
Creating XML documents based on DTDs
  • Deciding on the structure of your document type or types
  • Deciding whether to specify document types via DTDs or Schemas
  • Building a DTD in XMLSpy
    • Defining elements and attributes
    • Defining entities
    • Controlling element frequency
    • Controlling acceptable attribute values
    • Controlling whether an attribute is optional or required
  • Applying the DTD
    • Specifying the DOCTYPE of an XML document
    • Creating new documents based on the DTD
    • Applying a DTD to an existing document and bringing it into conformance with the DTD
    • Validating a document against the DTD
Creating XML documents based on XML Schemas
  • Why use a schema instead of a DTD?
  • Building an XML schema visually in XMLSpy's Schema Design View
  • Creating simple types
  • Deriving simple types
  • Creating complex types
  • Controlling element and attribute data types
  • Controlling element frequency and sequence
  • Controlling value ranges for numeric element and attribute values
  • Controlling regular expression patterns for string element and attribute values
  • Applying XML schemas to existing documents
  • Building new documents based on XML schemas
Advanced XML Schemas
  • Why use namespaces in schemas?
  • Using namespaces in schemas
  • Modeling a schema
  • OO schema design
Importing data into XMLSpy
  • Importing plain text files
  • Importing data from a relational database
    • Importing data
    • Generating schemas based on relational database data
    • Generating database structures based on existing XML schemas
  • Importing data from Word documents
Projects and tools
  • Creating XMLSpy projects
  • Building an appropriate directory hierarchy for the project
  • Adding and deleting files in the projects
  • Using source control with XMLSpy
  • Spell checking
  • Customizing the editing environment
XSLT
  • Overview of XSL, XSLT, and XSL:FO
  • Transforming XML with XSLT
  • Creating, applying, and calling templates
  • Generating output in multiple document types (XML, HTML, WML, etc.)
  • Extracting single values from XML documents and outputting them
  • Iterating through multiple elements and displaying their data as lists, tables, etc.
  • XSLT conditionals with xsl:if, xsl:choose, xsl:when, and xsl:otherwise
  • Sorting output
  • Working with XSL text, variables, and data
  • Using XSLT modes
  • Using XSLT functions
Web service development with XMLSpy
  • Overview of Web services and Web service architecture
  • The roles of SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI
  • Creating SOAP documents via XMLSpy
  • Examining SOAP documents returned by Web services
  • Creating WSDL documents via XMLSpy
  • Obtaining WSDL documents from Web services
  • Building SOAP documents that conform to a Web service's requirements, as set forth in its WSDL file
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

XML-150

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

Prior knowledge of XML is strongly recommended, but this XMLSpy training class can be customized for audiences without XML experience.

Training Materials:

All students receive related courseware and tutorials.

Software Requirements:

  • XMLSpy 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, or later

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