Have you wanted to break in to NoSQL but were intimidated by other options? Do you think scalable multi-entity transactions are not possible without a full RDBMS like SQL Server? Fed up with the mapping overhead that comes with ORMs like Entity Framework? Come take a closer look at RavenDB. This next-generation document database was designed specifically with .Net developers in mind. Learn how easy it is to use to add a schemaless, structured data store to your .Net applications.
No prior knowledge of RavenDB or NoSQL is required, but you should have familiarity with C# and general application development. This will be a fast-paced discussion with lots of real code examples. We will cover the following areas, starting from the basic, and moving towards the advanced. There should be something for everyone.
- Document / Entity modeling considerations
- Basic usage of Raven’s LINQ API
- Full-Text analyzed searches
- Using Map / Reduce indexes
- Indexing related documents (pseudo-JOIN operations)
- Real-Time Change Notification
- Replicating data to a SQL Server
- Geo-Spatial Search (distance, proximity, polygons, etc.)
- Using RavenDB in a web application
- Embedding RavenDB in a desktop application
- Indexing Word and PDF attachment contents
- Temporal Data Versioning
About the Speaker
Matt Johnson is currently Director of Application Development at Time America, a small company in Scottsdale, Arizona focusing on Employee Time and Attendance solutions. Matt was formerly a Principal Consultant for Neudesic, and has worked for several Arizona companies such as GoDaddy.com and Prudential Financial, with almost 15 years of professional software development experience. Matt is passionate about .NET development with C#.
Matt is deeply involved with the RavenDB community, is the moderator for the RavenDB Contrib project, and has produced several add-ons for RavenDB, including the Temporal Versioning and Indexed Attachments bundles. Matt is also one of the top contributors for RavenDB on StackOverflow.