MarkLogic 6 launched today, and it’s full of new and updated goodies. I spent some time designing the new Application Builder including the new Visualization Widgets. If you’ve used Application Builder in the past, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the changes. It’s leaner and faster under the hood. I’d love to hear what people think of the new architecture, and how they’re using it in new and awesome ways.
If I had to pick out a common theme for the release, it’s all about expanding the appeal of the server to reach new audiences. The Java API makes working with the server feel like a native extension to the language, and the REST API makes it easy to extend the same to other languages.
XQuery support is stronger than ever. I liked Ryan Dew’s take on some of the smaller, but still useful features.
This wouldn’t be complete without thanking my teammates who really made this possible. I had the great pleasure of working with some top-notch front-end people recently, and it’s been a great experience. -m