Monday, April 11, 2005

developers like XML Query

XML Query Posted by Hello
A new survey of developers using XML has found a vast majority are using or plan to use XML Query even before it becomes standard. The language has the ability to simplify data extraction. DataDirect Technologies surveyed 550 developers on their plans to use XQuery and 52 percent they are using it and another 33 percent said they plan to use it by the end of 2005. The XQuery specification has not yet been approved by the World Wide Web Consortium working group. The working group produced a working draft of XQuery in February 2005 and will probably publish a final working draft later in 2005. Approval from W3C should be sometime in 2006. XQuery is being used for a variety of purposes. The survey participants were software engineers (37.4%) , IT consultants (9.9%), program managers (9.9%), system architects (7.6%) and Web developers (6.9%). The majority of XQuery users cited simplified data access. Nearly one-third said they like the more concise or easier syntax and programming style. XQuery aggregates information from multiple XML documaents and extract information from them. Extraction of data from structured XML documents stored in an XML database is improved with better querying capabilities.

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