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The XML language XQuery is central to the XQuery course. The participants learn how XQuery can be used to select and transform XML data.
Attention is paid to the syntax of XQuery, the XQuery specification and the parts of XQuery.
Also the relationships of XQuery with other XML vocabularies such as XPath, XSLT and XML Schema are discussed.
Furthermore the data types, built-in functions of XQuery and the different XQuery expressions are discussed.
The so called flower expressions which are characteristic for XQuery are treated in detail.
Finally attention is paid to some more advanced applications of XQuery like joins, the use of XQuery in combination with other technologies and for the accessing of relational data.
The course XQuery is designed for developers who wish to apply XQuery in practice for the selection of XML data.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. Demos are used to clarify the theory. The theory is interspersed with hands-on exercises. Usage is made of modern XQuery tools and the course material is in English. The course times are from 9.30 up and to 16.30.
After successful completion of the course, participants receive an official XQuery certificate.
Module 1 : XQuery Introduction
Module 2 : XQuery Syntax
Module 3 : XPath Node Selection
|What is XQuery?
XML versus Relational Model
Requirements Query Language
Three Parts of XQuery
XQuery Language Characteristics
Types of Queries
Where is XQuery used?
XQuery and Other Technologies
|Basic Syntax Rules
Structure of an XQuery Module
Other Query Expressions
XPath Data Types
Peer Axis Types
Descendent Axis Types
Ancestor Axis Types
Location Path Syntax
Module 4 : XQuery Data Types
Module 5 : Joins
Module 6 : Functions and Operators
|XPath Data Models
Infoset and PSVI
Three Building Blocks
Atomic Types and Values
XQuery Type Hierarchy
XML Schema Types
Date and Time Types
Binary Data Types
For versus Let
Enhanced String Functions
Functions for Sequences
User Defined Functions
Module 7 : Advanced Concepts
XML Schema Validation
Queries using Namespaces
Listing Target URI's
Recursive Parts Explosion
Access to Relational Data
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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