Review: The XBRL Book (Fourth Edition)

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Editor

Dr Ghislain Fourny of leading university ETH Zürich (yes, that’s Einstein’s alma mater) has kicked off the year with a new edition of his The XBRL Book, with 2020/2021 updates. He describes the book as “by and for technical people,” for those who need to understand XBRL in fine detail.

We’ve found the book to be a very clear set of explanations for developers and data scientists who are learning about XBRL. The new edition covers the xBRL-JSON specification, which simplifies XBRL reports significantly, and provides excellent descriptions of how XBRL taxonomies govern data definitions, multi-dimensional reporting, multi-lingual reporting, and open reporting with Inline XBRL as well as closed, template-based business reporting. A very clear introduction to the subject for the technical reader and a timely update. To be clear, this is aimed at software developers, systems architects and data scientists.

Find out more (or download the first two chapters) here.

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