Extensible Markup Language (XML)
XML supplements Web content with "meta information," self-descriptive labels for each piece of text that goes wherever the document goes. This turns each Web document into a self-contained, mini-repository, and positions the XML specification as the most fundamental standard and building block for XML and Web services technology platforms.

Location: XML 1.0 (third edition)
Organization: W3C
Location: XML 1.0 (namespaces)
Organization: W3C
Location: XML 1.1
Organization: W3C>
Location: XML 1.1 (namespaces)
Organization: W3C
Extensible Stylesheet Languages
Within just about any application design, there will be a requirement for the format of data to be altered between the time it is first retrieved, to when it reaches its final destination. Because XML provides a clear separation of content, structure, and presentation, the output format of an XML document can be completely transformed. XSLT performs two primary types of XML transformation: the structural conversion of one XML document type into another, and the aesthetic formatting of an XML document into human-readable output.

Location: XSLT 1.0
Organization: W3C
Location: XSLT 2.0
Organization: W3C
Location: XSL 1.0 (includes XSL-FO)
Organization: W3C
Location: XSL 1.1 (includes XSL-FO)
Organization: W3C
XML Path Language (XPath)
By abstracting certain utility functions, a relatively modular set of XML specifications has emerged. Functional redundancy is avoided by allowing these supplementary features to be reused by other standards. XPath is an example of such a utility specification. It can be used independently within custom programming logic to interact directly with the XML Document Object Model, or it can be intrinsically incorporated within other specifications. Essentially, XPath provides an expression syntax used to create location paths.

Location: XPath 1.0
Organization: W3C
Location: XPath 2.0
Organization: W3C
XML Query Language (XQuery)
The XQuery specification establishes a comprehensive data query language, designed specifically for XML documents. XQuery is aligned (and overlaps considerably) with release 2.0 of the XPath specification. XQuery uses the XPath language to define data source addressing, and even adds some new XPath extensions.

Location: XQuery 1.0
Organization: W3C
Location: XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model
Organization: W3C
XML Schema Definition Language (XSD)
XSD is a comprehensive data modeling language for XML documents, and the one XML schema specification that has received the broadest industry support across contemporary XML and Web services technologies.

Location: XML Schema Part 0 (primer)
Organization: W3C
Location: XML Schema Part 1 (structures)
Organization: W3C
Location: XML Schema Part 2 (data types)
Organization: W3C
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Service Technology Magazine
This issue features the following new articles:
"Containers and Containerization – Applications and Services on Steroids?" by Roger Stoffers; "Containerized Service Deployment" by Roger Stoffers; "Big Data Adoption and Planning Considerations" by Paul Buhler, Thomas Erl, Wajid Khattak.
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SOA Design Patterns by Thomas Erl
Foreword by Grady Booch
With contributions from David Chappell, Jason Hogg, Anish Karmarkar, Mark Little, David Orchard, Satadru Roy, Thomas Rischbeck, Arnaud Simon, Clemens Utschig, Dennis Wisnosky, and others.
Web Service Contract Design & Versioning for SOA by Thomas Erl, Anish Karmarkar, Priscilla Walmsley, Hugo Haas, Umit Yalcinalp, Canyang Kevin Liu, David Orchard, Andre Tost, James Pasley
SOA Principles of Service Design by Thomas Erl
Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services by Thomas Erl
Service-Oriented Infrastructure:On-Premise and in the Cloud by Raj Balasubramanian, Benjamin Carlyle, Thomas Erl, Cesare Pautasso
Next Generation SOA:A Real-World Guide to Modern Service-Oriented Computing by Pethuru Cheliah, Thomas Erl, Clive Gee, Robert Laird, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Leo Shuster, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform by David Chou, John deVadoss, Thomas Erl, Nitin Gandhi, Hanu Kommalapati, Brian Loesgen, Christoph Schittko, Herbjorn Wilhelmsen, Mickey Williams
SOA Governance:
Governing Shared Services On-Premise & in the Cloud
by Stephen Bennett, Thomas Erl, Clive Gee, Anne Thomas Manes, Robert Schneider, Leo Shuster, Andre Tost, Chris Venable
SOA with Java by Raj Balasubramanian, David Chou, Thomas Erl, Thomas Plunkett, Satadru Roy, Philip Thomas, Andre Tost
Modern SOA Methodology: Methods for Applying Service-Orientation On-Premise & in the Cloud by Raj Balasubramanian, David Chou, Thomas Erl, Thomas Plunkett, Satadru Roy, Philip Thomas, Andre Tost
Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Thomas Erl, Zaigham Mahmood, Ricardo Puttini
Cloud Computing Design Patterns by Thomas Erl, Amin Naserpour

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