[xquery-talk] not sure if I should laugh with big tears or cry with big tears...:-)))))

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 22:09:53 PDT 2015

Feel free to paste this from  a couple days ago - no attribution required.

"History always has valuable lessons to teach us. If you look at the NOSQL
landscape in terms of players it is not dissimilar to the landscape in the
early relational era (which includes the non-relational vendors). Many of
those companies had success, rapid growth and then either got too uppity or
made a strategic error and were acquired, often  by Computer Associates"

I would modify it to emphasise that such acquisitions were usually done on
the cheap.

As to whether you should laugh or cry, some perspective here. There is a
 growing trend for companies to seek individuals who are "passionate about
technology (or some derivative specialism thereof)" and I note a
corresponding rise in the number of people branding themselves as such.

I am passionate about my woman and passionate about Tottenham Hotspur
Football club. More than enough emotional roller-coaster there but if it's
not enough. Be passionate about your children, be passionate about your
dog, be passionate about ending homelesness and hunger. Do not  waste your
emotions being passionate about technology. I would imagine that to do a
PhD you need that to some extent but doing a PhD does not require you to
immerse yourself in stupidity.

Or you could dispense with all I just said


On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 11:38 PM, daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com> wrote:

> I copy and paste here from Linkedin my conversation with one of the top
> scientists of on of the top NoSQL databases: Couchbase….
> "Please consider real world deployments, not academic endeavors....This
> is still an inexact science” :-))))))))
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Dana,
> Please consider real world deployments, not academic endeavors....This is
> still an inexact science.
> On 6/2/15, 10:38 AM, Daniela Florescu wrote:
> --------------------
> Dear,
> you have a query language implemented, and you have no specification
> written for it !???
> That's weird to say the least.
> I never heard of a programming language (because a query language is a
> programming language...), whose specification is only in Powerpoint.
> Sorry, I don't have time.
> If you have a specification written, please send it to me, and I'll give
> you an honest feedback.
> Best
> Dana
> On 6/2/15, 10:33 AM, XXXXl wrote:
> --------------------
> Daniela,
> Couchbase Connect 15 going on this week at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara.
> You should check it out. We are talking up our query language N!QL.
> http://www.cvent.com/events/couchbase-connect-15/event-summary-b7744ca960364b75aba41de42cbef19e.aspx
> <https://www.linkedin.com/redir/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecvent%2Ecom%2Fevents%2Fcouchbase-connect-15%2Fevent-summary-b7744ca960364b75aba41de42cbef19e%2Easpx&urlhash=3ZMl>
>    -
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