XML has rapidly overtaken EDI as the standard form to markup and exchange data. However many of the problems encountered in EDI systems have not disappeared; and migrating from EDI to XML also poses its own problems. XML is a very simple language which is one of the reasons why the uptake has been so sharp. XML also works over the Internet instead of expensive VANs. The real benefit that XML has over EDI (the one that guarantees it as successor) is that it is extensible. Instead of trying to cover all possibilities, you can leave your options open. This course shows how you can use modelling to overcome XML' s semantic short-fallings. It also shows you how to use XML to create schemas, and most importantly, how to design schemas that leave volatile parts open to extension and change.
Duration: 1 day
- use basic UML (Unified modelling Language) to migrate from EDI to XML
- overcome semantic problems through precision in the models
- learn all the necessary technical detail about XML, required to make the migration
- practice techniques to model flexible schemas
- implement an XML schemas, then extend it
The course is suitable for anyone, although a knowledge of UML would be beneficial.