What exactly is XML?
XML is eXtensible Markup Language.
What’s it used for?
To transport information and send data. For example: Between 2 systems. XML is designed in such a way that XML enables 2 systems to ‘talk’ to each other. An important distinction to note between XML and HTML is that whilst XML is used to transport information and send data; HTML is used to display information. There are not really pre-defined rules regarding tags. So if you want to send information on, say, someone’s favourite chocolate- you could type in:
<chocolate> Butterfinger </Chocolate>
Why do I want to learn XML?
I’d love to explore of the possibility of getting into Integration Testing later in the future.
How am I learning XML?
- W3 schools website– it’s an awesome website (I definitely recommend it)
- At work
- Bit of Youtube