Saturday, November 24, 2007

Simple API for XQuery - XQJ

As the use of XQuery explodes out there - thanks in large part to native support in "the big 3" enterprise RDBs[1] - the benefits of a standardised interface to it from programming environments becomes apparent. JSR 225.

There is a direct analogy here with SAX (Simple API for XML). Just as with SAX, I predict implementations of JSR-225-ish APIs in other languages. Unfortunately from a meme propagation perspective, XQJ bakes Java into the TLA. This nearly happened to SAX ten years ago. Yes, count'em. Ten years ago.

[1] Oracle 11g, DB2 Viper, SQL 2005

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Changing some stuff

I have switched the feed for this blog to "full". I do wish blogspot provided two feeds :-/

I'm playing with feedburner...effect unknown.

WS-HowThingsHaveChanged

On the subject of time...WS-dammerung. Lessee...Also from 2004.

Time flies (dynamically) by

Wow. I cannot believe this summit was way back in 2004!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Where does all the time go?

    "we spend an inordinate amount of time in this industry lovingly hand-crafting systems so that they have the concept of time built in to them."
    Where does all the time go?