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I talked with three vendors regarding who in the industry should be contacted for XSLT and XSL-FO consulting and in all three
cases Ken Holman was the first and most highly recommended name they gave. He is well-respected in this small community of
XSL experts. I was amazed at his ability to look at a complex layout and know the limitations and strengths of different rendering
engines and write XSL in such a way that was standards compliant and worked very well in all rendering engines.
eSided Business Solutions, LLC.
Ken Holman provided design consultation and data transformation services to
Boeing for a significant period during development of the massive eMOD
authoring and publishing system. His insight and skills immediately made him a
valuable member of the team. He always viewed difficult requirements as a
challenge and was clearly devoted to making a success out of any task he
Advanced Authoring and Publishing System Development
The Boeing Company
Ken Holman taught XSLT/XSL-FO classes at The Foundation Center in October 2002. For our class, Ken demonstrated an exceptional
command of the material he taught. He quickly adjusted his presentation to our level of experience.
He later authored XSL stylesheets that created survey forms individually populated with our data and created a (large) directory
(publication). His professional manner kept the projects on schedule and on budget. Ken is an excellent code writer. I have
gotten a lot of use of his stylesheets by adapting them to other projects.
Ken cares a great deal about his clients and he is certainly a pleasure to work with.
Publishing Database Administrator
The Foundation Center
Ken delivered his "Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath" on-site for my Development staff to help us ramp-up on this
invaluable technology. His clear expertise, thorough coursework, and superb training technique drew rave reviews from staff
and left a meaningful impact on the organization. I highly recommend his class for anyone seeking to maximize their XSLT capabilities
- his experience and capabilities as a trainer are simply unparalleled.
By Rob Stote, Whitehill Technologies, Inc:
By Simon St. Laurent, a well-respected XML Community member:
By Eugene Eric Kim, Blue Oxen Associates
By Dr. Alex Brown
By Tim Bray
Your teaching in Oslo is becoming more and more important to me. I have
realized the importance of your valuable lessons several times in the
past year or so. Right now I really can share my (mostly from you)
wisdom of XML with others.
DokuMentori Oy, Finland
I found the Crane Softwrights hands-on XSL-FO course that I took well worth the money. The exercises were carefully prepared
and allowed me to focus my attention on each concept as it was introduced. The hands-on nature of this course is what makes
the material stick and makes it possible to learn so much in such a short time. Ken knows the material inside and out and
was always ready to explain things in whatever detail was required.
Senior Technical Writer
Our schedule of past deliveries is testimony to the world-wide popularity of our lectures and hands-on training courses.
Ken's book [Practical Universal Business Language Deployment] has been extremely useful in the implementation of UBL NDR 2.0
and UMCLVV [UBL Methodology for Code List and Value Validation] at the New Zealand Ministry of Education, where a generic
Education data model takes the place of the UBL/CCTS data model. Groundbreaking concepts with practical implementations -
Data Management Solutions
Note these paper snapshots are from older editions of the same content as the electronically-published books.
I like having it around so I can just pop it in when I get stumped and
need to review specific portions.
It has the charm of really being there [in a classroom]!
And I LOVE the personal interaction (well, it's just one way,
but it feels like you're speaking directly to me ... it's just a
Neil R. Bauman, CEO
Ken really knows XSLT and presents the materials well. You are not just getting an overview, but a thorough knowledge of the
language. I just completed a paid XSLT job for a client using techniques from this course. I highly recommend it.
As a total beginner with XSLT, I chose to follow this course based on the instructor reputation and his expertise as member
of the specification group. Each concept is nicely introduced and then progressively deepened to end with some exercises and
Udemy course reviews
It is rare to have a secretariat manager who is
also an active participant in the standards
development work of a committee and who runs his
operations by using applications of the
Dr. James Mason,
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34
Behind the revolution, Ottawa Citizen, November 17, 2005 by Peter Hum.