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I'm confused, how has this helped your career? Has it helped because your nerd passion is trying out new technologies on the weekend? How would publicly embracing a non-work related hobby help one's career?

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"But wait, you're a unique snowflake and your problem is SO different that it's ok for you to do one of these three. No you aren't and no it really isn't. Trust me."

I feel like this article is making a large number of assumptions about the problem I am trying to solve.

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Using an XML native NoSQL database is a game changer when consuming XML and producing XML HTTP APIs. A good XQuery engine makes many of the problems people are listing about XML simply go away.

I like @mnot's point about providing "excellent client bindings" in common languages.

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What DB do you like for storing and querying XML? I've been using eXistDB lately, but I'd be curious to hear if people are finding something else to be better.

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Totally agree.

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