The November MUGL features Jim Fuller of MarkLogic, visiting us from Prague. Jim is a long-time XQuery fan (which you can deduce from his Twitter handle: @xquery) who spent many years as a core contributor to the eXist open source XML database. Jim is now a Principal Consultant at MarkLogic.
The topic of Jim's talk is being productive with XQuery.
Jim's Abstract for XQuery - The GSD Language:
Recently I gave a talk at GOTOCON Arhus (where Google released Dart into the world) and I gave a presentation on XQuery.
Over the years I have consistently received feedback on XQuery being a productive language and I used this talk as an excuse to provide some foundation to this. The talk will present both anecdotal and evidence based analysis of XQuery productivity.
This version of the talk will provide more technical depth, as well as present a few XQuery gems, along with an exposition of some aspects of MarkLogic 5.0 (as it pertains to XQuery); in addition I will provide a late breaking overview of the cool Corona XQuery application, developed as an open source 'drop in' NOSQL replacement.
Also at the November MUGL we will have various and sundry short presentations by anyone that has something to share (that could be you!). If you'd like to present to the group, please contact me ([masked] or @mugl).
Because of the upcoming holiday season, the MUGL will not be having a meeting in December. The next one will be in mid January, so don't miss this one. In 2012, we will probably go to a schedule of once every other month for the regular meetings.
We are also seeking a better venue for future meetings. We'd like to find a place with a quiet meeting room that's large enough for our meetings (25-30 people), preferably in or next to a comfortable pub that we can adjourn to after the meetings. The location should be central and convenient to transport links. If you have any suggestions, please contact me.
Prior to the meeting, starting at about 6:30, there is free food and drink and a little time to mingle and chat. Afterward, we will adjourn to the local pub (The Slaughtered Lamb) for more socializing.
Sign up now if you're planning to attend. It's going to be a fun one.