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

Andrew Welch andrew.j.welch at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 02:13:36 PST 2011

Hi all,

> But are they gonna learn a new programming language because it is
> allegedly more productive? No way...

Is there a killer app yet?

> 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.

Playing devils advocate:

- XQuery is only productive because of proprietary extensions for a
given product

- XQuery on its own isn't a single-tier, do-everything language

- Each vendor has effectively created a dsl.

Andrew Welch

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