XQuery as a general data processing language WAS:XQuery and Web 2.0Tolkin, Steve Steve.Tolkin at FMR.COM
Tue Apr 29 13:21:09 PDT 2008
OK, I'll ask -- what 4GL do you use for business applications? Steve -- Steven Tolkin http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk 508-787-9006 Fidelity Investments 400 Puritan Way M3B Marlborough MA 01752 There is nothing so practical as a good theory. Comments are by me, not Fidelity Investments, its subsidiaries or affiliates. -----Original Message----- From: http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk [mailto:http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk] On Behalf Of Michael Kay Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 3:37 AM To: 'Peter Coppens'; 'Daniela Florescu' Cc: http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk Subject: RE: XQuery as a general data processing language WAS:XQuery and Web 2.0 > Well...ok....what about something like a non proprietary LINQ > done properly? Using terminology that has gone out of vogue, XSLT and XQuery are fourth-generation languages, LINQ is a third generation language with 4G add-ons. I'm a great believer in using 4GLs for writing business applications, I've been doing it since the 1980s and I believe the productivity and maintainability benefits are immense. You should never let your business data anywhere near Java unless you are doing something with substantial algorithmic complexity, like traffic scheduling. Every time I see people doing it, I see a team taking months to implement new features when it should take days. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ _______________________________________________ http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk
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