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.