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From XQuery to JavaScript – MarkLogic’s Bold Platform Play

San Francisco Airport would seem an odd place to change the world, though no doubt it's been the hub of any number of game changers over the years, but the MarkLogic World conference in San Francisco, held at the Waterfront Marriott just south of the iconic airport, may very well have presaged a radical change for the company and perhaps far beyond. Over the last couple of years, MarkLogic World has become leaner but also more focused, with announcements of changes for their eponymous data server that were both unexpected and in general have proven very successful. The announcement this year was, in that light, about par for the course: For MarkLogic 8, due out later this year, the MarkLogic team was taking the ambitious step of compiling and integrating Google's V8 JavaScript engine directly into the core of the database. In essence, the erstwhile XML application is becoming a fully functional Javascript/JSON database. Javascript programmers will be able to use what amounts to … [Read More...]

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Using HTML in a Publishing Workflow Instead of XML

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