[xquery-talk] here it comes, yet another version of XQuery and/or JSONiq

daniela florescu dflorescu at me.com
Wed Jun 10 08:17:43 PDT 2015

And don’t get me wrong…I have nothing against companies trying to make money. It’s their JOB.
It’s what they are supposed to do, not to make a charity.

However, what bothers me is the bad technology combined with lack of business logic.

Because this proprietary software works well when you ALREADY have a monopoly of some sort over
some market (aka a leverage over the market), like Google or Apple do.

It hardly works when you just try to make living and survive …. like in the case of CouchDB, MarkLogic or Mulesoft….

In those cases, more often then not, a “proprietary” approach just sinks those companies … because educating the
market costs a lot of money, and there is no economy of scale.

That’s the lack of business logic that surprises me….

If Mulesoft would have used XQuery, XSLT or JSONiq, they would have gotten instantaneously thousands of educated
developers — aka economy of scale.


> On Jun 10, 2015, at 7:59 AM, daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com> wrote:
> Michael,
> Yes, it wold be indeed sad if we wouldn’t continuously try to do things better.
> But what is really sad is that the motivation isn’t that in most cases: it’s because proprietary 
> software brings more margins then using standards….so it’s money.
> Look what happened with the browsers: they are almost killed (or they will be soon)
> because of proprietary SDKs from Google and Apple.
> And from the users point of view, the world of applications is worse, not better, for that …..
> Just Google and Apple got more monopoly then they used to have ..:(
> Dana
>> On Jun 10, 2015, at 12:49 AM, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
>> It will be a sad day when the world stops trying to create better programming languages.
>> Fortunately, though, the vast majority of attempts will be consigned to the scrap heap.
>> Michael Kay
>> Saxonica

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