Calling .NET code from XQuery

As I mentioned in a blog post several weeks ago, I have been working on a way to call .NET code directly from MarkLogic. My goal is to be able to access the functionality of existing .NET assemblies so that I don’t need to spend time re-implementing any logic in XQuery. Some typical use cases […]

What is next in Enterprise Search

Mashable just published an interesting article about Googles latest advancements in search.  The article, Google Knowledge Graph Could Change Search Forever, describes a “developing vision for search that takes it beyond mere words and into the world of entities, attributes and the relationship between those entities.” Google is building a huge knowledge base describing entities, […]

Creating MLJAM for .NET

XQuery is a powerful language. Add MarkLogic-specific extension functions and constructs and there is very little you can’t do all in XQuery. But, of course, sometimes you do find things you can’t accomplish–like generating a GUID value. Or let’s say you have a lot of business logic already implemented in a programming language like Java […]

Is this the start of e-Textbooks?

“Is this the start of e-textbooks?” It was 2006 and I was in a production meeting with the head of our college textbooks division. She had just passed around the new Sony ebook reader and we were trying to decide if this was the device that would start the transition from print to electronic textbooks. […]