Cocoon: Building XML Applications provides a comprehensive guide to the Apache open source project Cocoon. According to the official Cocoon web site, "Apache Cocoon is an XML publishing framework that raises the usage of XML and XSLT technologies for server applications to a new level. Cocoon allows you to define XML documents and transformations to be applied on it, to eventually generate a presentation format of your choice (HTML, PDF, SVG, etc.). Cocoon also gives you the possibility to apply logic to your XML files (so that the XML pipeline can be dynamic)."
In the book, managers will find detailed information on XML and be motivated to employ open source XML software to build modern application architectures. Site administrators will find everything they need to get up and running with Cocoon. In addition, detailed examples will provide the "hands-on" experience of building applications with Cocoon. For those developers interested in extending Cocoon with additional Java components, the book contains detailed information and shows how to develop and deploy Cocoon components. The book is co-authored by a member of the Cocoon development team and covers the recently released version 2.0.