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RE: [xml-dev] Should XML Professionals Be Programmers?

Those are popular phrases but largely meaningless unless further defined by the processes and kinds and types of data to be integrated.  For example, how much analysis is required of the integrated sources, how are they QA’d and does that occur before or after the XML is created given that XML is the final format for delivering an integrated product?




From: Michael Hopwood [mailto:michael@editeur.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:52 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Should XML Professionals Be Programmers?


So the problem space is…? How does “information integration” or “data integration” sound? That is one of the phrases I hear bandied around at lot at present.


From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@saxonica.com]
Sent: 08 March 2012 16:44
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Should XML Professionals Be Programmers?


On 08/03/2012 16:27, Len Bullard wrote:

It’s a general qualifications question:  do you expect an XML professional to:



There's no such thing as an XML professional, any more than you can be a screwdriver professional or a fork-lift truck professional. People who define their abilities by the tools they can use proficiently are not professionals, they are technicians; professionals define their capabilities in terms of the problem space, not the solution space.

Michael Kay

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