How to explain MarkLogic to someone (is it a floor wax or is it a dessert topping?)

It is no secret we here at Avalon are enamored with MarkLogic technology. Our consultants have regular discussions that involve topics like the best way to use Java code with XQuery or how to integrate HTML5 with WebSockets to create a multi-publisher capability for MarkLogic (and no, we do not use pocket-protectors or wear hats […]

Mobile Has Unbottled the UX Genie

I think it was the editor of Wired magazine who said something like “Designing for the iPad is liberating, because users have no pre-conceived expectations for the user experience”.  He hit the nail on the head, because right now many of the most exciting user experience innovations are occurring on mobile.  I wanted to share […]

Elegant “contentEditable” Solution for XML

If you’ve ever wanted to do WYSIWYG editing of XML in a browser, I think you’re going to like the elegant solution I stumbled across.  The idea actually culminated from reading Kurt Cagle’s excitement around XQuery in the Browser, and my desire to create a MLUC DemoJam entry that could excite publishers about my latest […]

Auto-Complete in MarkLogic Server

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It Must Be Insanely Fast and Meet the Requirements Auto-complete is hard to optimize because: we’re searching on partial-words, but search engines are not optimized for that queries happen on each keystroke, so expect five to ten times your normal search query traffic in auto-complete queries if response times are slower than 100 milliseconds, users […]