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April 19, 2016

There’s something slightly oxymoronic about the phrase XQuery Update Facility. Make your mind up, dude – are you querying or updating? You cannae do both! But as, with each passing year, XQuery got more powerful and more popular the lack of an ability to modify XML documents began to look more and more like a gaping hole. And so, in… Continue Reading →

All Things Oracle Full Articles

This is the fourth part of a series introducing Oracle developers to XQuery. In the first three parts we’ve talked about XPath, Oracle’s implementation of XQuery, and FLWOR. This article won’t be taking on anything so meaty; I just want to clear up some odds and ends that I think are important, but I wasn’t able to shoehorn into any… Continue Reading →

All Things Oracle Full Articles

This is the third instalment in a series of articles that I’m hoping will serve as a primer for Oracle developers interested in learning about Xquery. And – confession time – I’ve left the best part for last. However, you really should start with Part 1. Good things come to those who wait. In the first article we talked about… Continue Reading →

All Things Oracle Full Articles

In this series of articles I’m hoping to provide a primer for newish Oracle developers who are curious about XQuery and are looking to dip their toes into its world. If that’s you, hi, nice to meetcha. Or rather, nice to meetcha again. This is the second article in the series; go back and read the first if you haven’t… Continue Reading →

All Things Oracle Full Articles

Back at the start of 2007, the bods at W3C announced the birth of a new language. Its name was to be XQuery and it was, they said, to be to XML what SQL is to databases. Whoa, hold a second. That’s a huge claim. That’s kinda like taking your toddler for their first piano lesson and announcing to the… Continue Reading →

All Things Oracle Full Articles, Database Development