[xquery-talk] [ANN] Second edition of XQuery book from O'Reilly in Early Release

Joe Wicentowski joewiz at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 20:20:19 PDT 2015

Congratulations, Priscilla!  Hopefully the working group can wrap up
all final changes to the spec in short order so readers can rely on
the book for full coverage of XQuery 3.1, without needing to issue
errata to catch up to last minute changes that can't make it into

On behalf of the other Balisage attendees, thanks to you and O'Reilly
for the generous gifts to attendees.  (To those who weren't there,
Priscilla brought along a limited number of advance hard copies of the
first 1/3 of the book, and O'Reilly gave conference attendees a coupon
for their choice of ebook from a selection that included Priscilla's
new edition, as well as Adam Retter and Erik Siegel's _eXist_ - a
great resource for learning how to build full applications with

One request: Could you convince the O'Reilly folks to correct the
title of the book that appears on their website - "xQuery"?  I've
reported this several times through the support channels with no luck.
If we could help rid the world of the frequent mis-capitalization of
the language, that would be a wonderful accomplishment indeed!


On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 2:51 PM, Priscilla Walmsley
<pwalmsley at datypic.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The Early Release version of the second edition of my XQuery book is now
> available from O'Reilly at:
> http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920035589.do
> It covers XQuery 3.1, plus a lot of best practices I've gathered over the
> last 10 years :). You can see the table of contents and some of the examples
> at:
> http://www.datypic.com/books/xquery
> We are now looking at November for the final release.
> If you do get the Early Release and have any comments, I would love to
> receive them.
> Thanks!
> Priscilla Walmsley
> http://www.datypic.com
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