XQuery and Web 2.0Peter Coppens pc.subscriptions at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 09:57:02 PDT 2008
Fwiw... Two years ago I switched from a company that implements XQuery to a company that develops your fairly typical web applications (I know...why would you want to do that :) ) Anyway , because I do like the language a lot I try to use it wherever it makes even a little sense but to be honest, the cases where it does make sense are really fairly limited in my case (no idea whether that is typical) In general I find it very difficult to integrate XQuery in the complete application stack. To a certain extent it is a bit like the object-relational mismatch on steroids. For *a lot* of needs it is far easier to just shut down your brain and crank out a couple of hundred lines of DOM code and the go on with the real problem. As said...fwiw, Peter On 25 Apr 2008, at 08:42, bryan rasmussen wrote: >> solve. >> >> The top major complains were: >> (a) is too complicated to understand (tutorials, books !?) > > I agree, when I look at the XQuery stuff I have it seems to have a > strong academic flavor, as well as a focus on XML based problems. > > examples: > 1. lots of focus on the 'books' problem, like if I have a list of book > authors listed how do I deal with it. That might have an interest to > typical document people, but I think it would be more useful if a book > was completely focused on - use XQuery to manage the various flavors > of syndication now around, show querying a large base of different > versions of RSS and Atom it might be useful to the Web 2.0 folks. > > 2. FLWOR is an unhelpful acronym. It seems off-putting. Don't know > why, but if I try to think about it divorced from its meaning it just > strikes me as a problem. It's an aesthetic feeling. > > >> (b) there are no good example of how to use it (repositories of open >> source useful XQuery modules !? CRM, etc) > > part of that would be solved if the examples in tutorials were > basically all using things that are more useful for web programming as > opposed to just XML processing. I think this is one of the reasons I > find eXist interesting, because lots of what they do seem essentially > focused on meeting the needs of web programmers in one way or another. > > > > Cheers, > Bryan Rasmussen > _______________________________________________ > http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk > http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk
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