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Fwd: ANSWERS to "What's wrong with XQuery" question

James Fuller james.fuller.2007 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 17:33:04 PDT 2010

 Fwd:  ANSWERS to "What's wrong with XQuery" question
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 2:59 PM, Michael Kay <http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk> wrote:
> I think we all need to be very wary of making assertions about who is
> winning or losing, or what "web developers" are thinking, based on tiny
> samples of chit chat overhead in the pub. Yes, we're in a fashion-dominated
> industry, and trends are often determined by self-fulfulling rumours about
> what the trends are, but it's not a feedback cycle we should try to
> encourage. Let's try to base our reasoning on verifiable facts.

Fair enough and this is good advice for any technology selection but I
dont think any of us is bringing up this because its based on idle
chit chat, if you have data contrary to a vast amount of work going
online, at conferences, books and yes maybe even in pubs be happy to
see it.

I would also add that we need to be very careful about what groups we
are talking about e.g. enterprise versus web developers versus mobile
developers, etc.

I also agree we shouldn't have a crisis whenever an early adopter
comes along with something novel or faster, but as I previously
mentioned the real time web will demand ever more performance from the
software that all groups of developers create, if XML (and
technologies like XQuery, etc) are not keeping up in terms of the
performance race we make it easier for people to choose other things.
With Binary XML languishing where are these improvements going to
happen with data transport ?

James Fuller


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