Media praise for XML in a Nutshell

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Best of 2001: Customers' Picks, amazon.com

"this book is the one you won't want to let out of your sight." --IT Training, August, 2001

"A solid and useful reference for XML developers The value of XML in a Nutshell should be readily apparent to XML developers. The material is well-organized and concise. It's a quintessential Nutshell book, upholding a tradition of utility and quality. Readers who've already been exposed to the presented material will likely keep this book close at hand." --chromatic, slashdot.com, September 13, 2001

"These (Learning XML and XML in a Nutshell) are the most accessible books on XML that I have come across and I would certainly use Learning XML as a recommended text for any course on it that I gave. I you work with XML or are going to then you probably ought to have both these books" - Lindsay Marshall, news@UK, June 2001

"an indispensable desktop companion to anyone who labors in Web page design or construction. It's a well-organized compendium of XML coding commands and rules." -Michael W. Dominowski, Staten Island Advance, June 20, 2001

"Not just a reference...a remarkable comprehensive book.. Harold and Means' book offers two advantages over the others: It's clearer than previous books by a small margin; and it's the most recent, and hence up-to-date book currently on the market." --Eugene Eric Kim, Web Techniques, July 2001

"Concise, accurate and sharply focused, XML in a Nutshell is a complete introduction to the essentials of the XML standard... XML in a Nutshell is a masterpiece of compression, laying the foundations for an excellent understanding of XML and finding space for example code and apt comments along the way." --Tim Anderson, amazon.co.uk

"XML in a Nutshell provides just the kind of concise coverage of its subject that you would expect from an O'Reilly Nutshell book. At under 500 pages, it's still small enough to be genuinely portable, yet thorough enough to serve well as a single source for general XML conceptual and reference information." --Michael Smith, xmlhack.com, Feb 2001

"If you're using XML on a regular basis, then you should have this reference book on your desk. There is a lot to know about XML, but with this excellent reference manual, you don't have to know it, just where to look it up. Once you're comfortable with XML, you will want this book as part of your library.." --Jennifer Kyrnin, Focus on HTML/XML

"XML in a Nutshell is not the only book on XML you should have, but it is definitely one that no XML coder should be without." --Stephen W. Plain, amazon.com, April 2001

"Concise, accurate and sharply focused, XML in a Nutshell is a complete introduction to the essentials of the XML standard. It aims to give software developers a full understanding of how XML works, and also provides a handy reference to the version 1.0 recommendation from the W3C (Word Wide Web Consortium). XML in a Nutshell is a masterpiece of compression, laying the foundations for an excellent understanding of XML and finding space for example code and apt comments along the way." --Tim Anderson, amazon.uk, May 2001

"...solid basic guide for developers who want to move into the XML area...the diligent reader should gain enough knowledge to do some decent coding." --Freelance Informer, Feb 23, 2001

"a very thorough explanation of what's required in extensible markup language...there is the usual thoroughness one associates with O'Reilly publications. The coverage is totally comprehensive, and all the data is displayed in an attractive and consistent format." --Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk, Feb 2001

"Just the kind of concise coverage of its subject that you would expect from an O'Reilly Nutshell book. At under 500 pages, it's still small enough to be genuinely portable, yet thorough enough to serve well as a single source for general XML conceptual and reference informationIf you're looking for one concise guide for general conceptual and reference information about XML, it's a very good choice."-Michael Smith, XMLhack.com, Feb 2001

"a comprehensive, easy-to-access reference...the resource that Internet-savvy customers will rely on to quickly and correctly format fields and data structures for XML documents." --Academia January 2001