Native XML Scripting with E4X
Track: Core Technologies, End-User Applications
Audience Level: High Level/Technical view
Time: Wednesday, November 16 11:45
Developing software to create, navigate and manipulate XML data is a major part of almost every developer’s job. However, reading, writing and maintaining XML code can be tedious, time consuming and error prone requiring a heap of reference manuals and a large technology stack. Native XML scripting provides a far more intuitive, familiar and natural way for developers to deal with XML. It extends popular scripting languages with native XML data types, XML literals and a small set of new operators useful for common XML operations, such as searching and filtering. Because it reuses familiar, intuitive programming constructs and operators, it is extremely easy for developers to learn, read and write, requiring little to no additional knowledge.