The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany has announced the release of the first version of its online XML Toolkit.
The Toolkit contains sections for getting started; practical approaches to getting XML up and running in a variety of environments; samples of different code; useful tools for XML development; hints for specific XML tasks; and links to XML guides and reports. Each area has a different approach to allow the user to start according to their environment. A special section will contain a complete deconstruction of the Toolkit Web site to see how the XML, XSL, and ASP work together to produce the Toolkit Web pages. In addition, a feedback section will allow users to let CTG know what they think of the library and to contribute their own resources, code samples, or tips.
In addition to producing the Toolkit, CTG is examining the Testbed activities and the agency results to produce a set of recommended practices, an executive briefing, and a Starter Kit to provide guidance for others trying to improve the management, performance, and value of their Web sites. These products will be made available over the next three months in paper format and through the online Toolkit.