The Mark Logic User Conference is just two weeks away! Once again, XQuery enthusiasts will flock to San Francisco for a great mix of hands on technical sessions, best practices and, my favorite, customer application profiles. Look for lots of live demos, interactive and frank discussions about using XQuery and some very eye opening applications.
Publishing customers like BusinessWeek and Wiley will be highlighting their new content applications, companies like JetBlue talking about how XQuery driven applications have impacted their enterprise, government integrators Boeing and Booz Allen will be talking about how MarkLogic Server helps them get the job done and organizations like the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who will showcase their use of MarkLogic Server to power all kinds of applications.
More than few key members of the XML and XQuery community will also take part with Kurt Cagel talking about ReST services and Norm Walsh highlighting AtomPub powered by XQuery.
What all these sessions share is a strong belief that the XML model and XQuery programming really work, get the job done faster and help create wonderful new applications that just aren't possible using the traditional (old?) tools like databases and search engines.
And with over 400 people attending, it is indeed the World's Largest XQuery event! So be there or be ... relational or something.