Recursive Descent in XQuery

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

This post covers a technique that’s an oldie but a goodie, with some thoughts on how it applies with today’s MarkLogic features. I reviewed this with my team recently and we thought it would make a good reference. The post will cover both some available implementations and the raw technique itself, and when to use […]

XML Data Modeling Suggestions

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

Before I can talk about data modeling, I need to quickly address something else. At MarkLogic, we often talk about how we can take data as-is and do great stuff with it. If we can do great stuff with data as-is, why do we need to do data modeling? There are a couple reasons. First, […]

A RESTful chess service: part 5

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

Welcome to part 5 of my series on designing a RESTful chess service. Don’t worry — today’s is the last of the planning posts, then we get to some code. The last two steps laid out by the authors of RESTful Web Services are to consider the typical course of events and to consider error conditions. […]

A RESTful chess service: part 4

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

This is part four in a series of posts walking through the process of building a RESTful chess service. I’ve been slacking off a bit in the pace of my posts, but hopefully that will pick back up — I have a bit more travel coming up, and evenings spent hanging out in hotel rooms […]

A RESTful chess service: part 3

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

In part 2 of this series, I defined the data set and resources for my service. I’ve been following the procedure listed in RESTful Web Services for how to lay out the service. Here are those steps again: Figure out the data set Split the data set into resources For each resource: Name the resources […]

A RESTful chess service: part 2

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

In part 1 of this series, I laid out my goals for a RESTful chess service, based on the RESTful Web Services book from the O’Reilly series. The authors present a procedure for designing services, the first two of which are: Figure out the data set Split the data set into resources The use cases […]

A RESTful chess service: Part 1

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

I recently got a copy of RESTful Web Services, a book in the O’Reilly series that I read some time ago. I first read it when I was introduced to REST as an architectural style. It helped me get my head around a number of the concepts. I decided that I want to refresh my […]