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  • XQJ Part II - Setting up a session

    There is a large variety of XQuery implementations, both from an architectural perspective, as well as in the range of supported data sources. XQJ is designed that all these different architectures can be plugged in. For example, based on the XQJ and XQuery implementation, the required parameters and...
    August 10, 2007
  • It's Automatic, That's What!

    During the first year of our (Actional) acquisition by Progress, I logged some 150,000+ air miles and worked with customers and Progress sales teams in over 30 different countries. During that time I had the opportunity to really feel the SOA market and understand customers' frustrations with their...
    August 10, 2007
  • Assimilated: All Your Mac Are Belong To Us

    The picture to the right is what I anticipate I will look like in a couple of weeks (minus the hair, the braces, and the youth). I'm pretty sure I will shed similar tears of joy once a box like that arrives after 6 years of hemming and hawing. That's right, the...
    August 09, 2007
  • SOA a Little Bit of Everything

    I have been reading a few articles on the internet and in various documents that tend to come to the conclusion that web-services and BPEL are the answer to all problems, in much the way that CORBA, RMI, J2EE (insert technology of choice) were touted in previous years. I would suggest to the contrary...
    August 09, 2007
  • XQJ Part I - Introduction

    This is the first post in a series about XQJ (JSR 225). The XQJ initiative aims to provide the standard Java API to access XQuery implementations. Eventually XQJ will be for XQuery what JDBC means for SQL. XQJ is currently in public review, the...
    August 07, 2007
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