XML Tech Talks

At Stylus Studio®, we want you to be tremendously successful in whatever XML programming endeavor you take on. This means in addition to providing our quality XML development tools, we're equally committed to publishing valuable technical content to help educate developers on emerging XML technologies. 'XML Tech Talks' are technical interviews with key industry players whose work is literally shaping the XML technology landscape, allowing you to get the inside perspective straight from the source. We strive to provide both a high level overview of new technologies while not sparing the technical details. Sound interesting? Read on!

An Interview with XQuery Co-Inventor, Jonathan Robie

This interview with XQuery co-inventor, Jonathan Robie covers how to get started with XQuery, using XQuery to access relational databases as XML, how XQuery provides extensibility for data integration, running an XQuery from inside SQL, an overview of upcoming features in XQuery and why XQuery is succeeding.

Dr. Michael Kay on XQuery 1.0, XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0 Technologies

An update on groundbreaking work being undertaken at the W3C on emerging XML technologies including XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, XQuery 1.0. Dr. Kay shares his insights on how these technologies are likely to inter-operate and work alongside related XML technologies such as SQL/XML, and XML tools and components. Dr. Kay literally wrote the book on XSLT, and is also the editor of the W3C's XSLT 2.0 specification. His Java-based Saxon XSLT and XQuery processors are two of the most successful and popular processors in the languages' histories.

Dr. Daniela Florescu, Editor of the W3C XQuery Specification

Dr. Daniela Florescu, editor of the W3C specification since day one chats with Stylus Studio®'s Ivan Pedruzzi about a top-secret 'side project' that she's been working on for the past 4 years. Another big scoop brought to you by the Stylus Studio® team!

Dr. Michael Rys on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and XQuery

Dr. Michael Rys, the Program Manager for the Microsoft SQL Server Engine Team. Dr. Rys is the man responsible for many of the XML initiatives in Microsoft SQL Server, including XQuery support in the upcoming SQL Server 2005 release (codenamed "Yukon"). Michael also serves as Microsoft's representative on the W3C XQuery Working Group and on the SQL standardization committee at ANSI.

Jason Hunter on XQJ and XQuery Technologies

Mr. Hunter gives his personal insight on the effect of XQuery and XQJ technologies on Java application development trends, and his vision of how they are likely to be used in conjunction with other related XML technologies such as JDOM, and XML tools and XQuery enabled servers to solve critical business challenges including next-generation content management applications.

Priscilla Walmsley on XQuery and XML Schema

Priscilla Walmsley was a member of the W3C XML Schema Working Group from 1999 to 2004, where she served as editor of the second edition of XML Schema Part 0 (Primer). Ms. Walmsley wrote the respected book Definitive XML Schema for Prentice Hall and gave a talk on XQuery at the XML Conference and Expo — Ms. Walmsley chats with Ivan Pedruzzi about the recent XQuery buzz, XML Schema, XQJ technologies, and other hot topics in XQuery development.

Mike Olson on Database and XQuery Technologies

Mike Olson, CEO of Sleepycat, the producer of Berkeley DB XML and Berkeley DB, the world's most widely-used open source developer database software in the world with more than 200 million deployments shares his take on the database community's growing excitement about emerging XQuery technologies, and explains how they are impacting database integration practices.

Top Ten Reasons Why XQuery Will Change Your Life

From the home office in Bedford, Massachusetts — the XQuery capital of the world — the Stylus Studio Team proudly presents the top 10 XQuery trends to look for (based on a healthy mixture of marketing chutzpah and a wholly non-scientific survey of leading XQuery industry experts). So forget about giving yourself washboard abs and drinking less coffee, and resolve to get tight with XQuery!


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