[MarkLogic Dev General] Community blogging update: .NET, XQuery 3.0, etc.

Evan Lenz Evan.Lenz at marklogic.com
Mon Mar 19 11:55:54 PDT 2012

Originally posted here: http://community.marklogic.com/blog/community-bloggers/2012-03

For this month's community blogging update, we start with Demian Hess's impressive initial progress on putting together an MLJAM-like library for .NET developers:

 *   Creating MLJAM for .NET<http://blogs.avalonconsult.com/blog/generic/creating-mljam-for-net/> (Demian Hess)

Rob Whitby has been blogging about MarkLogic features he hopes will exist in the future (they do sound quite useful!):

 *   Applying a function in the context of a different database<http://www.xqueryhacker.com/2012/03/applying-a-function-in-the-context-of-a-different-database/>
 *   Computed indexes in MarkLogic<http://www.xqueryhacker.com/2012/03/computed-indexes-in-marklogic/>

As usual, Dave Cassel has provided some new useful MarkLogic tips:

 *   Priority Task Spawning in MarkLogic 5<http://blog.davidcassel.net/2012/02/priority-task-spawning-in-marklogic-5/>
 *   Range Indexes and Empty Elements<http://blog.davidcassel.net/2012/02/range-indexes-and-empty-elements/>

Ryan Dew experiments with yet another Rails-inspired approach to app development in MarkLogic. See also Gary Vidal's XQuerRail framework<https://github.com/garyvidal/xquerrail/wiki> and the recently announced Roxy framework<https://github.com/marklogic/roxy> (and attendant wiki pages<https://github.com/marklogic/roxy/wiki>):

 *   Rails Like Templating With XSLT<http://maxdewpoint.blogspot.com/2012/02/rails-like-templating-with-xslt.html> (plus an update<http://maxdewpoint.blogspot.com/2012/02/updated-syntax-for-xslt-templating.html>)

More from Ryan Dew, including explorations of XQuery 3.0 features, followed by a rant:

 *   XQuery 3.0: Sliding Window<http://maxdewpoint.blogspot.com/2012/03/xquery-30-sliding-window.html>
 *   XQuery 3.0: Tumbling Window<http://maxdewpoint.blogspot.com/2012/03/xquery-30-tumbling-window.html>
 *   Is it that hard to read the W3 xQuery specs, really?<http://maxdewpoint.blogspot.com/2012/03/is-it-that-hard-to-read-w3-xquery-specs.html>

This one's not about MarkLogic per se, but it has everything to do with XML, and error recovery in particular. Norm Walsh summarizes one of the outcomes of XML Prague 2012: the creation of aW3C Community group<http://www.w3.org/community/xml-er/> for exploring how error recovery in XML might be standardized (improving on the "sorry, I won't display any of your web page" scenario):

 *   XML-ER<http://norman.walsh.name/2012/02/20/XML-ER>

Speaking of error recovery, Harry Bakken shares some hard-won insight into the nuances of MarkLogic's handling of non-well-formed XML:

 *   xdmp:unquote() and multiple nodes or HTML elements<http://xlogic.info/?p=275>

And speaking of XML Prague, here are a few summaries of the event from the blogosphere:

 *   XML Prague 2012: The web would be so cool without the web developers<http://eric.van-der-vlist.com/blog/2012/02/15/xml-prague-2012-the-web-would-be-so-cool-without-the-web-developers/> (Eric van der Vlist)
 *   XMLPrague 2012, day one and two<http://grtjn.blogspot.com/2012/02/xmlprague-2012-day-one-and-two.html> (Geert Josten)
 *   XML Prague 2012 is history<http://xmlprague.wordpress.com/> (the conference blog)

Are you a blogger? Do you blog about MarkLogic? As always, let me know<http://twitter.com/evanlenz> and I'll add you to our blogroll and keep my eyes out for new posts.
Evan Lenz
Software Developer, Community
MarkLogic Corporation

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