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XQuery as a general data processing language WAS:XQuery and Web 2.0

Tolkin, Steve Steve.Tolkin at FMR.COM
Tue Apr 29 13:21:09 PDT 2008

 XQuery as a general data processing language
	WAS:XQuery and Web 2.0
OK, I'll ask -- what 4GL do you use for business applications?

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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
your business data anywhere near Java unless you are doing something
substantial algorithmic complexity, like traffic scheduling. Every time
see people doing it, I see a team taking months to implement new
when it should take days.

Michael Kay



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