XML improvements in .NET Framework 2.0

I just found this rather interesting article on MSDN that describes what’s new in the System.Xml namespace for .NET Framework 2.0. The main points I took note of where: Always use the new factory methods for creating XmlReaders and XmlWriters (i.e. XmlReader.Create and XmlWriter.Create) Use XslCompiledTransform instead of XslTransform. Apparently, it compiles your XSLT into ...

More Oracle XMLType

So, in my last post, I told you about the Oracle XMLType and how to add XML data to tables that are based on XML Schemas. Now, storing data is not really that useful if you can’t work with it, and this is where the XMLType really starts to get interesting. I think it’s time ...

Oracle XMLType

As a Microsoft junkie, I haven’t really used (or even bothered looking at) the Oracle database suite before. However, since it is the main database used by Observer, I’ve spent some time looking at the features of it – and I must say I’m pretty impressed. Did you know, for example, that Oracle has had ...