The preceding listing is only a partial listing of popular XML standards and related technologies—new standards are constantly under development because XML is one of the fastest evolving technology areas. The following resources are provided to help you keep up-to-date on XML and related technologies.
The following forums offer XML-related discussions:
XML-Schema-DEV (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xmlschema-dev/ )
Newsgroups are a great resource for XML discussions and questions. Be sure to search the newsgroup archives because it is possible that the answer you seek has already been posted. The following is a list of some recommended XML-related newsgroups:
The following is a list of recommended developer publications that are known to regularly publish XML-related technical articles:
ASP.NET Pro Magazine, Informant Communications Group (www.aspnetpro.com/)
C/C++ Users Journal, CMP Media (www.cuj.com/)
Dr. Dobbs Journal, CMP Media (www.ddj.com/)
EContent Magazine, Online Inc. (www.econtentmag.com/)
Java Developer Journal, Sys-Con Media (www.sys-con.com/java/)
Java Pro, Fawcette Technical Publications (www.fawcette.com/javapro/)
Microsoft Certified Professional, 101 Communications (www.mcpmag.com/)
MSDN Magazine, CMP Media (http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/)
.NET Developer Journal, CMP Media (www.sys-con.com/dotnet)
.NET Magazine, Fawcette Technical Publications (www.fawcette.com/dotnetmag/ )
New Architect Magazine, CMP Media (www.newarchitectmag.com/)
Oracle Magazine, Oracle Publishing (www.oracle.com/oramag/)
SQL Server Magazine, Penton Media (www.sqlmag.com/)
Visual Studio Magazine, Fawcette Technical Publications (www.fawcette.com/vsm/)
Web Services Journal, Sys-Con Media (www.sys-con.com/webservices/)
Windows Developer Magazine, CMP Media (www.windevnet.com/wdm/)
XML-Journal, Sys-Con Media (www.sys-con.com/xml/)
XML & Web Services Magazine, Fawcette Technical Publications (www.fawcette.com/xmlmag/)
Note that many of the previously listed software-development publications offer free monthly subscriptions (print or electronic format) provided that you are working for a sufficiently large software development group. See the publisher’s Web site for more detailed information on obtaining subscriptions.
The following is a list of recommended XML-related Web sites that are useful for staying current on the newest developments in XML products and technologies, as well as for learning XML industry news:
Apache XML Project (http://xml.apache.org ): Numerous open source XML development resources.
DevX XML Zone (www.devx.com/xml/): Select XML news and developer articles.
Google News (http://news.google.com/news): Most comprehensive XML News Archive, just type XML.
IBM DeveloperWorks XML Zone (www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/): IBM frequently updated articles on XML technologies.
Microsoft XML (http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/): The Microsoft XML main page.
O’Reilly XML.COM (www.xml.com/): Articles about XML technologies with focus on lesser-known XML technologies and more academic uses of XML.
Robin Cover Pages (www.oasis-open.org/cover/): Select XML news.
Sun Microsystems Java and XML homepage (http://java.sun.com/products/xml ): Describes Java-based XML APIs.
W3Schools (www.w3schools.com): XML and related tutorials.
XMLHack (www.xmlhack.com): News for the XML developer community.
XMethods (www.xmethods.com): Listing of publicly available Web services, ideal for using with XMLSPY’s SOAP tester and debugger.
XML FAQ (www.ucc.ie/xml/): Frequently asked questions about XML.
XML.org (www.xml.org): Industry news portal.