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A study written by ZapThink concludes that DataDirect Technologies' XQuery offers companies the means to win out at long-lived data integration challenges because it leverages the power of standards, allowing the user to determine the runtime infrastructure.
"Zapthink's research report confirms the challenges faced by systems integrators are real, and that DataDirect XQuery® offers a powerful, scalable and standards-based approach for integrating relational and XML data," said John Goodson, vice president of product operations, DataDirect Technologies.
Get the free ZapThink report from the DataDirect website.
May 2006: Table of Contents
- Most Popular Webinar
- XQuery for AJAX and Dynamic Web Sites
- GUI Developer Tools for DataDirect XQuery®
Hundreds have viewed this webinar already – don’t miss out!!
Are you struggling with XML and Relational Data? Do you need to create complex web pages or XML documents that are generated from Relational Data and XML? This online web seminar discusses how XQuery and the XQuery API for Java (XQJ) can be used in Java applications for XML Report Writing, XML Publishing, Web Publishing, Web Services, and XML Data Services. This was recorded from a live presentation – you can view it online at any time using your web browser.
View the webinar and Q&A from the session.
XQuery can be used to create dynamic HTML pages directly, to create XML to be transformed by XSLT to create HTML, or to create HTML to be consumed by AJAX applications. And you can use XQuery on the middle tier, using URLs to invoke queries and obtain the data these programs need.
Two GUI developer tools provide development support for DataDirect XQuery®™: Stylus Studio® and the XML Editor for Eclipse (DataDirect XQuery® Edition). Each of these tools lets you browse relational data sources to configure connections, write and test DataDirect XQuery® queries, drag and drop from data sources to help create XQuery path expressions, issue ad-hoc queries, view query results, and automatically generate simple java classes that run a query using DataDirect XQuery®. These two tools have different strengths. Stylus Studio provides a broader range of support for XQuery and other XML technologies; the XML Editor for Eclipse (DataDirect XQuery® Edition) is tightly integrated into Eclipse, a widely used Java development environment. Pick the tool that works best for you! !