Re: To Oracle or NOT to Oracle
I'm familiar with lots of web servers and servlet engines, but not specifically the NES. If it can be used together with a Servlet Engine, then you're in business for getting it to talk seamlessly with Oracle. If you want to do your XML processing *inside* the database running in the same memory address space where your data lives, then Oracle8i let's you do this in *either* Java or PL/SQL or C or C++ with strongly W3C-standards compliant versions of engines for working with XML, DOM, XPath and XSLT, not to mention the bi-directional link between richly structured Object/Relational datatypes and XML as well as XML document searching. Our offering to help users like yourself who may be familiar with SQL and want to put SQL to work with XML and XSLT to do some amazing things is called the XSQL Servlet. This provides a framework for declaratively tying the SQL, XML, and XSLT worlds together in a straightforward way by building "XSQL Pages" that are XML templates with tags like <xsql:query> that let you assemble a "datapage" of active XML-based content from the database and elsewhere and then use XSLT to transform it into a format that's appropriate to the requester over the web. It comes with lots of demos and a good tutorial to get started. Keep an eye out for the 0.9.8.6 release of the XSQL Servlet due to be available on our Oracle Technet website at http://technet.oracle.com/tech/xml in the next few days. It contains tons of new functionality over the 0.9.6.2 release that's there now. Drop in to the XML Discussion Forum on the technet website if you have specific Oracle and XML questions we can help you with... _________________________________________________________ Steve Muench, Consulting Product Manager & XML Evangelist Business Components for Java Development Team http://technet.oracle.com/tech/java http://technet.oracle.com/tech/xml ----- Original Message ----- From: <pmalone2@c...> To: <xml-dev@i...> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 6:11 AM Subject: To Oracle or NOT to Oracle | | | Gentlemen, | I've been following this list for about two months now and can safely say | that I am a "beginner" at designing XML anythings. If I'm asking too basic a | question please don't hesitate to tell me, or steer me to someplace else better | suited <g>. | My situation is this...the company that I work for wants a project done | in XML, it is not overly complicated, but it poses some problems for me. 1) They | want this project to be a "learning" project and for me to master XML (no | pressure!) so I can do more complex projects. 2) No one here knows anymore XML | than I do (which isn't alot) and nothing they have worked on has anything at all | to do with the way this project has to work. | Now, at this point I don't have much in the way of software for working | with XML although I have downloaded "ALOT" of demos that I thought would help. | But alas, most of them won't do the trick. Especially since I have to create | this project for the government and it will be residing on a Netscape Enterprise | Server. | I thought that it might be a big help to me if I could get a "complete" | set of XML tools with step by step instructions to walk me through some examples | of using XML from start to finish....maybe using a database (which would work | well for my first project), or something else. To date I've looked at | "Bluestones" Visual XML, and where that is a nice looking bit of fluff with a | great Java interface, it seems to require too much proprietary software (mainly | it's bluestone server) for me to use comfortably, and a few pieces of software | that they don't even make to run it (i.e. Xtrans). So, I look to Oracle 8i, and | it seems to have everything in it I need....but will it work well with Netscape | Enterprise Server???? I'm prepared to get this software (my company now uses | Oracle 7), but I need to make sure there are no exteme minuses for using this on | the Enterprise Server. | If Oracle isn't the answer...any suggestions??? | I've tried getting books on XML, but most seem to base their examples on | using the Microsoft software that uses "data islands" which evidently I can't | use since I"m gonna be using the Enterprise Server......I have had Zero luck in | finding ANY helpful Developers books that give me the information I need. Any | suggestions here???? There do appear to be two books being published soon on | using XML with the Enterprise Server (I saw them on Amazon.com) but they aren't | available yet. | Any suggestions would be helpful at this time.....and if it isn't a | problem, in a future message, lay out what I'm trying to do (especially if | Oracle or Bluestone isn't what I want) and get some suggestions. | Thanks!!!! Pete Malone | | | | xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. 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