[xquery-talk] [xml-dev] Mistakes made in the design of XQuery 3.1

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Thu May 28 22:29:09 PDT 2015

But you are not producing solutions for other engineers.

If you tell a developer with zero engineering qualifications their design
is structurally flawed or that they are using the wrong tools they (or
their boss) will turn around and tell you  that there are several ways of
doing things and theirs is equally valid...... and that's if they are being

Then a couple of epochs and a failed project later they will get feted for
writing a blog about how you shouldn't use what they used or shouldn't do
what they did. Most probably said blog will focus on the effects of what
they did because they probably still don't understand the cause.

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 5:43 PM, daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com> wrote:

> It proves that when it comes to IT you can put lipstick on a pig. If you
> were trying to name the language today JShit would probably market test
> better than XQuery.
> That’s why I’m so tired of the database “science” and the database
> “scientific” community, and I run away to 3D and Augmented reality — which
> is at the beginning,
> nobody makes billions (yet) and there is still some love of technology,
> some honesty and integrity, and deep, serious enthusiasm.  There is still
> some innocence...
> Right now the “database market” is just lipstick on a (VERY LARGE) pig.
> Lots of money spent on marketing scream, and unfortunately developers flock
> like sheep
>  towards the ones who scream the most, without any clue of “why”.
> Yet we have no clue why a solution is better then other, no benchmarks,
> just hacky solutions, or temporary solutions which will disappear in 5-10
> years, etc.
> Maybe it's because of your abhorrence of stupidity you tend not to stick
> around long enough to witness just how stupid some people are.
> Well, I am VERY patient when I want to.... I did stay with the XML
> community since 1997, despite my deep dislike for processing
> instructions... :-)
> But I see my role as an engineer to build good engineering solutions, not
> to increase the IQ of the general population. That’s not my job.
> Best regards
> Dana
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