DB2 and Ruby on Rails, Part 2, DB2 and pureXML with Ruby on Rails

Native XML support of pureXML with Ruby on Rails -- a powerful combination for Web application development

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John Chun, Christine Law, Salvador Ledezma, and Alex Pitigoi

Date archived: January 11, 2017 | First published: June 07, 2007

XML is one of the most common data interchange formats on the Web today. DB2® support for pureXML™, combined with the parsing and generating XML APIs (REXML) available to Ruby on Rails, provides a powerful combination for Web application development. The native XML support in DB2 data servers brings flexibility for storing semi-structured, hierarchical XML documents alongside relational data, through its hybrid database engine compiler and parsers, for both SQL and XQuery. The second article in the Ruby on Rails series demonstrates how to utilize pureXML in our Team Room example from the first article.

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