Friday, January 8, 2010

External Coverage of XML Feature Pack

Last year InfoQ did a nice article on the XML Feature Pack. The article does a good job of talking to application scenarios where the new XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and XQuery 1.0 standards are valuable. It also talks about why native XML programming is better for performance, multi-core, and cloud strategically as compared to object oriented imperative approaches. The article also mentions comparisons to other technologies.

Today, Dustin Amrheim, wrote an article that focused on the declarative vs. imperative comments in the InfoQ article and talked about how this matters in the cloud. He argues that this is an interesting approach as compared to packaging existing imperative programming models.

Both are worth a read.