XML News from Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Next week, Tuesday October 23, I will be presenting Native XML Databases to the New York PHP User's Group in midtown Manhattan. Time permitting, I may do a little actual XQuery and PHP code, but mostly I'll be talking at a high level about just what native XML databases are and are not good for and why and when you might want to use one. I expect there to be several committed SQL and flat file bigotsaficionados in attendance so expect sparks to fly; and if they don't, well, I guess we'll just have to go drink some more beer until they do. :-) The meeting is free but preregistration and ID are required. bring an open mind or a basket of tomatoes: your choice.