2007 was a great year for all things XQuery. From the official acceptance of the standard in January, to new XQuery powered applications like MarkMail, to helping out King Lear and Santa, here's how it looked on the Discovering XQuery Blog:
- After many years of hard work, XQuery becomes a standard: XQuery 1.0: a Standard at Last
- And that hard work really paid off: XQuery architecture helps move publishing forward in Publishing 2.0 and Content Logic
- There were new and getting better all the time code libraries and examples (Who Let the XQuery Out)
- Including one that lets you run java from within XQuery: XQuery Loves Java! (we're not sure how java feels
- (XQuery) Transfromers! More than meets the eye! explored the power of XQuery to execute XML transformations in a synchronized release with a Hollywood blockbuster all about XPath (at least that's what I was told)
- I invited you to Celebrate XML Independence and join the growing use of XQuery as a server side language
- XQuery can let you do neat stuff like look up the weapons in Shakespeare plays: XQuery and Lazy Enrichment: Keeping me Busy
- Other people also caught on to the power of XQuery even if it was to use it as keyword spam: XQuery: The Search Language for a Multi-Platform Future
- Just in time for the XML conference, the XQuery powered MarkMail application widened its reach to include the XML lists: XML Lists on MarkMail and Xquery at XML 2007
- At XML 2007 I had a lot of fun messing around with Office Open XML: XQuery and Microsoft Office (2007) XML
- And finally Santa got into the game making his really big list: Santa's Big XQuery List
Here's to hoping 2008 is as good an XQuery year as 2007.
Happy New Year everyone!