August 2011 we ran a contest where every day we give away one book for an entire month. The contest had extreme success. Lots of people participated and lots of give away. I have received lots of questions if we are doing something similar this month. Absolutely, instead of running a contest a month long we are doing something more interesting. We are giving away USD 198 worth gift every day for this week. We are giving away Joes 2 Pros 5 Volumes (BOOK) SQL 2008 Development Certification Training Kit every day. One copy in India and One in USA. Total 2 of the giveaway (worth USD 198). All the gifts are sponsored from the Koenig Training Solution and Joes 2 Pros.
The books are available here Amazon | Flipkart
How to Win:
- Read the Question
- Read the Hints
- Answer the Quiz in Contact Form in following format
- Name of the country (The contest is open for USA and India residents only)
- 2 Winners will be randomly selected announced on August 20th.
Question of the Day:
Is following XML a well formed XML Document?
c) I do not know
BIG HINT POST
A common observation by people seeing an XML file for the first time is that it looks like just a bunch of data inside a text file. XML files are text-based documents, which makes them easy to read. All of the data is literally spelled out in the document and relies on a just a few characters (<, >, =) to convey relationships and structure of the data. XML files can be used by any commonly available text editor, like Notepad.
Much like a book’s Table of Contents, your first glance at well-formed XML will tell you the subject matter of the data and its general structure. Hints appearing within the data help you to quickly identify the main theme (similar to book’s subject), its headers (similar to chapter titles or sections of a book), data elements (similar to a book’s characters or chief topics), and so forth. We’ll learn to recognize and use the structural “hints,” which are XML’s markup components (e.g., XML tags, root elements).
The XML Raw and Auto modes are great for displaying data as all attributes or all elements – but not both at once. If you want your XML stream to have some of its data shown in attributes and some shown as elements, then you can use the XML Path mode. If you are using an XML Path stream, then by default all values will be shown as elements. However, it is possible to pick one or more elements to be shown with an attribute(s) as well.
I have previously discussed various concepts from SQL Server Joes 2 Pros Volume 5.
Answer the Quiz in Contact Form in following format
- Question –
- Name of the country (The contest is open for USA and India)
Leave a comment with your favorite article from the “additional hints” section and you may be eligible for surprise gift. There is no country restriction for this Bonus Contest. Do mention why you liked it any particular blog post and I will announce the winner of the same along with the main contest.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)