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RavenDB Sharding Webinar recording

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The recording of my webinar showing off the new Sharding feature in RavenDB 6.0 is now live. I’m showcasing the new technology preview of RavenDB 6.0 and we have a nightly build already available for it. I think the webinar was really good, and I’m super excited to discuss all the ins & out of […]

Using client side encrypted fields in RavenDB

11 minutes
Sometimes, you need to hold on to data that you really don’t want to have access to. A great example may be that your user will provide you with their theme color preference. I’m sure you can appreciate the sensitivity of preferring a light or dark theme when working in the IDE. At any rate, […]

RavenDB 6.0: Sharding webinar

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This Wednesday I’m going to be doing a webinar about RavenDB & Sharding. This is going to be the flagship feature for RavenDB 6.0 and I’m really excited to be talking about it in public finally. Sharding involves splitting your data into multiple nodes. Similar to having different volumes of a single encyclopedia. RavenDB’s sharding […]

Solving support issues in other people’s products

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A user contacted us to tell us that RavenDB does not work in his environment. As you can imagine, we didn’t really like to hear that, so we looked deeper into the issue. The issue in question included the actual problem, which looked something like this: { "Url": "/auth/", "Type": "Raven.Client.Exceptions.Routing.RouteNotFoundException", "Message": "There is no […]

Building emergency pathways in your software (never to be used)

7 minutes
Preconditions, postconditions, and invariants, oh my! The old adage about Garbage In, Garbage Out is a really important aspect of our profession. If you try to do things that don’t make sense, the output will be nonsensical. On two occasions I have been asked, ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, […]
Playwaze Shows How to Quickly Release and Refine New Features

Playwaze Shows How to Quickly Release and Refine New Features

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RavenDB’s multi-model approach and unique features provide Playwaze with agility, cost-savings, and performance when developing or optimizing new features in a complex site and app. See how an organization of 6 people have been able to create and refine a wealth of features with an impressive time to market.

Looking into Corax’s posting lists: Part I

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One of the big changes in RavenDB is the new search engine, Corax. We want to replace Lucene with a purpose built search engine, capable of doing everything that we can do with Lucene, but far faster. In this post, I want to discuss a particular detail of the implementation. Managing the posting list. In […]

Fundamental knowledge

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I’ve been calling myself a professional software developer for just over 20 years at this point. In the past few years, I have gotten into teaching university courses in the Computer Science curriculum. I have recently had the experience of supporting a non-techie as they went through a(n intense) coding bootcamp (aiming at full stack […]