I don’t know where it goes, but it’s only me and I walk alone.”
– Green Day, Boulevard of Broken Dreams
I’ve been traveling a bit of late, talking to customers, and a theme that I mentioned in this post, Pushing 1994 Hot Buttons, keeps coming up. The theme is that while the XML grand vision has been around for nearly ten years, that the tools to fully implement it are quite new. As a result, I often find myself describing our target market as broken-hearted visionaries.
What was that vision again?
You can hear the excitement building as they describe the vision.
Here’s the thing. In the past few years, the technology has caught up the vision. Now, you can implement these systems; we do it at Mark Logic every day. Don’t let what was not possible yesterday using a franken-combination of databases and search engines limit what you try to do today.
Simply put: XML + XQuery + XML content servers (like MarkLogic) now deliver on the XML grand vision. Dust off your inner visionary and see!