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XQuery Tips & Tricks, Help with ACORD, and more
This Halloween we've got a few tricks up our sleeves – XQuery Tips & Tricks! Our latest XQuery learning resource features the most common questions from our customers, including:
Check out these spook-tacular tips and tricks today. And if you have an XQuery question that you'd like answered, send it to us — We'll respond and add it to the list. Happy Halloween!
XQuery & ACORD
Does ACORD XML (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) fit easily into your organization's data architecture? Or are you over-extended trying to integrate and process your data with ACORD messages? Check out our examples (showing code and everything!) that illustrate how XQuery can help you with the challenge of ACORD XML-based standards.
Modernizing EDI with XML
XML is growing as a B2B data exchange format. However, EDI standards and XML will co-exist in B2B scenarios for some time to come. According to a recent report, "B2B Integration Trends: Message Formats", by Forrester Research, enterprise architects should plan for an infrastructure that supports both. The report recommends adopting a strategy that utilizes the new XML-based alternatives to enhance existing EDI formats. Read the complete report for all the details.
Our customers are busy with their EDI modernizations as well. Read about how Dover Harbour and TalentLab used DataDirect XML Converters to help!
Why XQuery for SOA?
In his recent article, "SOA and the importance of XQuery", Dr. Carlo Innocenti, DataDirect XML Architect, discusses the importance of XQuery for data integration in today's SOAs. Read the entire article.
XML Blog Updates
There's a lot to learn in the XML-Connections blog, and here are some of the most recent postings:
Read the latest articles today, and remember to bookmark the ATOM feed from your newsreader to keep current with XQuery and related technologies.