Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 21 – Hands-on with RavenDB

Bring your laptop and join us this Thursday as we walk through some “Hello World” examples and beyond using RavenDB. Our goal will be a solid foundation for getting started with RavenDB, such as document modeling compared to relational modeling, dynamic and static indexes, taking advantage of full-text indexing with built-in Lucene.NET, and installing bundles (plugins) to add features.

Facilitator: David Neal

David is a father, geek, musician, and software developer living in the Nashville, TN area. David is currently the Director of Development for Cell Journalist, an online social media service provider for TV stations, newspapers, and radio. Prior to joining Cell Journalist, David was a senior software engineer for Telligent, the leading social networking platform for .NET that powers some of the largest online communities, such as Microsoft’s ASP.NET Forums, MSDN Blogs, Dell, and Game Informer. David is passionate about software craftsmanship, user experience, music, and bacon. David currently serves as president for the Nashville .NET User Group.

June 14 – Intro to RavenDB: NoSQL is Rapping at Your Door

The use of non-relational databases is gaining momentum, and can be a great solution in some scenarios. RavenDB is the premier document database for .NET, and offers support for JSON, LINQ, a REST-ful API, automatic indexing, ACID transactions, horizontal scalability, and many more features. In this talk we’ll discuss the pros and cons of non-relational databases, explore features of RavenDB, and walk through some examples of putting RavenDB to work.

Speaker: David Neal

David is a father, geek, musician, and software developer living in the Nashville, TN area. David is currently the Director of Development for Cell Journalist, an online social media service provider for TV stations, newspapers, and radio. Prior to joining Cell Journalist, David was a senior software engineer for Telligent, the leading social networking platform for .NET that powers some of the largest online communities, such as Microsoft’s ASP.NET Forums, MSDN Blogs, Dell, and Game Informer. David is passionate about software craftsmanship, user experience, music, and bacon. David currently serves as president for the Nashville .NET User Group.