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August 24, 2012

NoSQL for the enterprise

Following my talk at Jazoon (which I covered in my earlier blog), I had a whirlwind trip to five Java User Groups (JUGs) in Europe and the Pacific Northwest. I would like to thank Gerd Cestan and the Stuttgart JUG, Antonoio Goncalves and the entire committee at Paris JUG, Nimret Sandhu and the Seattle JUG, Manfred Moser and the Victoria JUG and Darren Gibbons and Sam Cirka and the Vancouver JUG for hosting me.

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August 9, 2012

NoSQL at Jazoon

Jazoon is my favorite conference since it happens in Zurich when the days are long and the temperatures are more to my liking. Europe has many conferences organized by local Java User Groups (JUGs) and they all seem to have an ardent following. Jazoon is organized in a theater complex and although it seems like a strange setting to stand in front of the huge screen to talk, the venue is estremely friendly. There were about 5-6 tracks running concurrently. I got a bulk of the attendees during my time slot and was standing room only when I started my talk.

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July 19, 2012

Do you have the makings of a Couchbase champion?

The "Simple, Fast and Elastic" theme seems to be resonating very well with developers as I have visited more Java User Groups (JUGs) in the last few weeks than in the last few years. There is something to be said about the positive energy and unabashed (and honest) feedback that you tend to receive from the creme-de-la-creme of developers and users who tend to attend these community organized events.

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March 28, 2012

More Couchbase and Java with Views, Hadoop and Mobility

I spoke at the London JUG and was probably over ambitious in trying to include our recent work on Views, Hadoop Connector and the Android Grocery Sync application in a single presentation besides demoing the "simple, fast and elastic" theme that Couchbase and the client libraries support.

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March 6, 2012

Strata Conference

I attended the Strata Conference last week and although I did not catch the talks, the buzz was definitely in the air on the show floor.    "Machine Learning," "I am  a Data Scientist" and "we are showing off a Hadoop connector" seemed like the most common pick up lines. Our Helicopter giveaways was amongst the most popular. I Wish I had one of them, but, as a Couchbase employee I was not eligible.

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February 22, 2012

Java User Group talks

I wanted to give a shout out for the Cleveland Java Users Group for hosting me and organizing a meetup despite very little notice. The healthy interaction in the group seems reflective of the sentiment of the larger Java community in general. I am not totally surprised by the findings that surfaced in James' blog.

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January 23, 2012

Hello World with Couchbase and Ruby

For those of you who might have seen my other blog, my goal is to convey the fact that using Couchbase with any of the language client libraries is very straightforward. The client libraries handle the complexity of the connection and the inherent distributed nature of the cluster. Here's the Hello World code in Ruby.

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January 23, 2012

Hello World with Couchbase and Java

My favorite technical book of all time has been the C Programming Language by Kernighan and Ritchie affectionately referred to as K&R. They popularized a term that will ever be in a developer parlance - Hello World

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