[MarkLogic Dev General] RE: Editor experience (Black,
Charlie (Mission Systems))
James A. Robinson
jim.robinson at stanford.edu
Thu Jan 11 14:48:16 PST 2007
> Stylus Studio and Oxygen have direct connectors to Mark Logic, so you
> can run your XQuery against the server directly. While I don't use this
> feature, I do use Stylus. XMetal is another XML IDE that some use.
Two things to note re Oxygen:
The current release of Oxygen is incapable of properly perform validation
of of XQuery code when configured to send data to MarkLogic. I believe
Oxygen is working on the issue (I think they said the problem was the
move from XDBC to XCC).
Because MarkLogic is waiting for XQuery 1.0 Final Recommendation, you
can't just use the default syntax checker (since the syntax checker used
conforms to the latest versions of the proposed specifications vs. the
one ML implements).
That's not to say I dislike Oxygen, I use it all the time and love it.
The tech support is pretty responsive as well, and actual execution of
ML code from within the editor works just fine.
Personally, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that a) the XQuery spec
hits final recommendation status within the next month or two and b) ML
releases an update to allow for evaluating the updated syntax changes!
At my workplace we're *just* starting to get into using MLS, and it'd
be so nice to have everyone writing code which is compatible across the
various XQuery aware tools. :)
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