• Kettles, Spoons, Kitchens, and Jobs

    Using Kettle – Spoon ETL tool to move data from an RDBMS to MarkLogic Don’t get me wrong.  My ETL-fu is strong.  Give me some SQL, XQuery, Java, Perl, and Python and I am a dangerous man when it comes to rapidly taking data out of your beloved RDBMS silo...

  • ‘Best’ advice from boss I’ve ever received

    Me: After reading up on , I had the feeling that I was slightly ambushed . My Boss: Just remember standard tactics for an ambush—charge directly into the weakest group among the attackers, without waiting for orders from your leadership, who are probably already dead.

  • Obstacle Course Tutorial 1: Loading public API data into ML

    U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Faske I’ve written a tutorial or two for this site, but I’m going to take a shot at a different way of putting out training materials.  Call it, “training by obstacle course.”  I believe there is an audience for training that appreciates learning by challenge rather...

  • MarkLogic World 2012 Highlights

    My favorite parts of the conference in no particular order: Demonstrations of features from early builds of MarkLogic 5.1 (Plex) An excellent discussion on the architecture of dynamic semantic publishing at BBC from Jem Rayfield (blog post) The huge number of customer presentations Discussing reporting, analytics, and visualization approaches for...

  • Introducing Developers to XQuery in MarkLogic

    In the last few month’s I have helped a number of developers enter the world of XQuery.  Here are the first three websites that I point people to on their first day as well as some discussions on sequences and FWLOR statements that often occur. Intro Sites W3School.com’s XPath Tutorial...