XSLT book, mark 2

One of my minor claims to fame is that you can find my name in the acknowledgements of the first edition of Doug Tidwell’s book on XSLT, as published by O’Reilly.

I attended some of Doug’s excellent sessions at the WebSphere conference in Las Vegas waaaay back in 2001 (actually a number of months before I joined IBM). I subsequently emailed him a couple of times, and ended up being invited to be a technical reviewer of the manuscript. It’s a great reference book, and has some excellent examples. I’d also say that Doug’s writing style makes it very easy to follow.

Since I subscribe to Doug’s developerWorks blog, I noticed that a second edition is due out, now updated for XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0. You can pre-order it already (Amazon UK | Amazon US). I’m sure this is going to be a worthy follow-up. If you work with XML technologies, go put it on your wish list.

Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with the new edition. I wouldn’t claim to know much about XSLT 2.0. Learn from someone who does 🙂

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