Thanks to the tireless efforts of open-source developers, Cocoon has quicklygained visibility as the preeminent XML-based Web publishing framework.Unfortunately, its documentation remains a significant shortcoming. Ifyou’re new to Cocoon, gaining a sense of exactly what you can do with itcan be difficult, and actually getting started can be evenharder.
Cocoon 2 Programming: Web Publishing with XML and Javaclearly explains the value of Cocoon and helps you build on your familiarity withXML and Java Servlets as you design, build, and implement a range of Cocoonapplications. You’ll begin by learning to control presentation for variousplatforms, both wired and wireless. Then you’ll move on to Cocoon’scapabilities for logic control and content management, using both sitemaps andXSP to create a site dynamically generated from a variety of data sources andtypes.
As you’ll see, Cocoon also supports powerful organizingtechniques known as design patterns, and you’ll master their use inboth presentation and content generation. These are essential tools for theplanning of your site; for after it’s implemented, you’ll commandpowerful techniques for site management and optimization.
TheWeb’s dependence on XML is growing rapidly—and with it the list ofcompanies that have adopted Cocoon. Is Cocoon for you? Cocoon 2Programming will guide you through your decision and far beyond, providingall the assistance you need to build a dynamic, XML-based site—and keep moving into the future.