We had an interesting briefing with Jerry King, Vice President & General Manager, XML Products, for Data Direct Technologies. Jerry champions DataDirect’s XQuery initiatives and products, including Stylus Studio, their XML IDE.
Jerry makes a great case for XQuery being a game-changing technology. That’s his job, of course, but I tend to agree. I am involved in a project now where XQuery is the central technology, and I am convinced of its core benefits for this client and for others. There is also this roundup about XQuery on Internetnews.com that makes some of the points Jerry did, and includes some interesting quotes from Sandeepan Banerjee of Oracle, who leads their XML initiatives.
Reminder: The deadline for submitting speaking proposals for our Boston conference on November 29 – December 1, is May 15. In fact, it helps to send proposals even sooner since we are already outlining the program. We’ll be covering our usual range of content management technologies, but will have a special focus on new technologies, and which ones are ready for prime time and what business applications they are appropriate for. Enterprise blog, wiki and RSS technologies will certainly be one major focus. There is some early guidance on this year’s topics here. If you are new to our events, you can see our typical content coverage and conference structure at last year’s Boston program, or this month’s San Francisco program.
See the instructions on how to submit proposals.
Bill Trippe wrote a white paper recently that has been attracting a lot of readers. He’ll be talking about the content in a Webinar with X-Hive’s Jeroen van Rotterdam. Registration for the webinar, “Meeting the Demands of Complex Content Applications” on Wednesday April 27 1:00 PM EST, is here.
Also check out Dale Waldt’s popular white paper on “Using XML in Databases“.