ET SIG :It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... XQuery
XQuery, if it lives up to expectations, may be the most important thing to happen in server-side programming this year. XQuery is a W3C specification for querying XML or anything that can have an XML facade such as a relational database. It has the backing of all the big players including Oracle, IBM, BEA, and Microsoft, and has several open source implementations as well. XQuery makes possible the exciting possibility of a single query that combines an incoming purchase order in XML format, an archive of catalog data also in XML format, and an inventory system held in a relational database. In this talk you'll learn how to use XQuery, when to use XQuery, and which implementations to trust.
About the Presenter
Jason Hunter is the author of Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly) and co-author of Java Enterprise Best Practices (O'Reilly). He's an Apache Member and as Apache's representative to the Java Community Process Executive Committee he established a landmark agreement for open source Java. He's also publisher of XQuery.com, an original contributer to Apache Tomcat, and a member of the expert groups responsible for Servlet, JSP, JAXP, and XQJ (XQuery API for Java) development. He co-created the open source JDOM library to enable optimized Java and XML integration. He's been doing contract development with XQuery since August 2002.
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