[xquery-talk] xquery technology now ready?

David Lee dlee at calldei.com
Thu Dec 12 04:41:39 PST 2013

To pile one more on top of Jim.
My personal favorite way to "play with XQuery" is (of course!) with xmlsh, free and open source

Its a "shell" who's expression language is XQuery and who's variables are XDM values (anything XQuery can produce).
It comes as a command line "shell" as well as a primative GUI (xmlshui)

Truely excellent for a quick start at learning XQuery ...

And yes, you *can* embed it into a tomcat server and run web pages.  In fact you can do a "1 line web server" (very primative) with its buitlin http server support.


Under the hood , the XQuery and XSLT parts come from the excellent open source XQuery and XSLT parser, Saxon

David A. Lee
dlee at calldei.com<mailto:dlee at calldei.com>

From: James Fuller [mailto:james.fuller.2007 at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:46 AM
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Cc: Misztur, Chris; talk at x-query.com; Liam Quin; Christian Grün; Adam Retter; David Lee
Subject: Re: [xquery-talk] xquery technology now ready?

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM, e-letter <inpost at gmail.com<mailto:inpost at gmail.com>> wrote:
Will ask again nearer the time; thanks very much!

As you can see, there are many helpful and friendly people here willing to pitch in when someone want to learn more.

I thought I would mention that learning xquery has benefits beyond just your current app dev as in XQuery is perhaps the easiest functional programming language to learn and once you learn the fundamentals of programming with fp, you can apply it to other languages.

Without sounding too over the top, learning XQuery and functional programming idioms that go along with it, will make you a better programmer in any programming language.

good luck, Jim Fuller
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