May 19, 2004

Wearing tourist hat

That's all, folks. I'm on vacation from tomorrow for two weeks. We gonna fly to Prague, stay there for some days and then make a car trip across Europe. No laptop. I'll read my mail occasionally though (I'm afraid otherwise my mailbox will explode with all that spam and I ...

May 17, 2004

xmlhack.com to take a rest

From daily-bad-news department: "That's it for now" from xmlhack.com, a good news site for XML developers. It's been a lot of fun writing XMLhack since 1999, but it's time for us to take a rest. At least : Every endeavour will be made to keep XMLhack content online at the ...

May 16, 2004

An Introduction to the XQuery (and XPath 2.0) Type System by Michael Rys

Michael Rys (PM for the SQL Server Engine support of XQuery) is trying to bring some order into the confusion around XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 type system. His first instalment in the series introduces the terminology and general concepts. Read it here. More to come, worth to stay tuned. ...

Improving XML Performance

Here is another piece of a must reading - "Chapter 9 - Improving XML Performance" of the "Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability" guide from the Microsoft Pattern and Practices group. Here are the objectives : Optimize XML processing design, Parse XML documents efficiently, Validate XML documents efficiently, Optimize your ...