Ok, so I know over a year has gone by, and I haven't posted squat. Finding time for in-depth blog posts has not been working out so well for me. So instead, I think I'll just start posting short bits of raw info as things come up. Hopefully you will find some bits useful.
A while back I wrote two really great add-ons to RavenDB:
- A Temporal Versioning bundle, which provides a solution to the problems I hinted at in my first post.
- An Indexed Attachments bundle, which I wrote just for the fun of it. Windows IFilters are fairly powerful, even if a bit cumbersome.
I've also been moderating the Raven.Contrib repository, and answering lots of RavenDB, DateTime and TimeZone questions on StackOverflow.
Last Saturday I presented two sessions at Desert Code Camp:
Date and Time Fundamentals
- Overview of what dates and times are all about - it's harder than you might think.
- Covered nuances of timezones, daylight savings, calendars, etc.
- Touched on NodaTime and Moment.js
- Talked really fast and ran out of time. I think I need to edit.
- Slides on SlideShare here. Code and powerpoint here.
- I'm repeating this presentation on Wednesday 4/24 at the Northwest Valley Dot Net Users Group
RavenDB 2.0 - Painless NoSQL for the .Net Developer
- Covered the basics of what RavenDB is and how to use it
- Spent quite a bit of time talking about eventual consistency. Need to find a way to make the concept clearer.
- Covered some map/reduce scenarios, which I think went pretty well.
- Showed off spatial data using Simon Bartlet's RavenBurgerCo sample, which was very well received.
- I'll post code and slides soon. A few minor edits to make first.
On top of all of that, I'm working on a brand new Time and Attendance application in my day job at Time America. Interested in joining me? I'm hiring.