[xquery-talk] [ANN] presenting XQuery - GSD language at MarkLogic User Group London Nov 24

William Candillon william.candillon at 28msec.com
Wed Nov 9 00:53:11 PST 2011

In the following video, we're giving an explanation for the
productivity argument: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLydlE-9EyA

Kind regards,


On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:43 AM, William Candillon
<william.candillon at 28msec.com> wrote:
> Hello James,
> It's not our collective imagination.
> XQuery is making us more productive programmers.
> We even have serious evidence to back this up.
> When talking to people outside the xquery community, they buy
> immediately the productivity argument.
> But are they gonna learn a new programming language because it is
> allegedly more productive? No way...
> It seems to me that for XQuery to go mainstream, we need to go in
> areas where XQuery is not just more productive but simply
> indispensable.
> What are we gonna do to get Dimitri to throw away his PHP and switch to XQuery?
> We tried to answer this question in the following blog entry:
> http://www.28msec.com/html/entry/2011/11/03/Not_your_Grandmas_XQuery
> Kind regards,
> William
> --
> 28msec - XQuery in the Cloud
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oY5ctVHEck
> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM, James Fuller
> <james.fuller.2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I will be presenting a more technical version of my recent
>> presentation (at Arhus GOTOCON) about XQuery.
>> http://www.meetup.com/muglondon/events/40390792/
>> I used this talk to try and provide some basis to the various adhoc
>> comments I have received over the years about XQuery productivity ...
>> yes we know its very productive but I wanted to understand the reasons
>> behind this. So I did an informal analysis and survey to try and
>> understand if XQuery is actually productive or if its a matter of the
>> imagination!
>> I will also try and present a few xquery gems to illustrate the
>> boundaries of the language. One example of this is the recent Corona
>> effort https://github.com/marklogic/Corona which is an attempt to
>> build a complete NoSQL drop in replacement, using XQuery set within
>> MarkLogic. Its a pretty impressive example of how far you can push the
>> language.
>> In particular I am interested in discussing how we can further promote
>> XQuery to a larger audience (and possibly all kinds of data); so would
>> be great to get some momentum behind this.
>> I don't know if XQuery will ever gain critical adoption, but I do know
>> it took SQL 15 yrs to 'catch on' and it will take several years for
>> the NoSQL crowd to get their query/update story standardized ... I do
>> know that a language like SQL and XQuery is what we need and open to
>> all ideas of how to go forward.
>> Jim Fuller
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