I will be presenting on MongoDB at the Austin .NET Users Group Monday

Here is the info that will be going out in the ADNUG notice.

Topic: Introduction to MongoDB
The relational database has been around for a very long time. It is used in almost every kind of application imaginable. Most all developers have experience using an RDBMS and use it on almost every project by default. When was the last time you considered using an alternative? You haven’t? Let me invite you to take a step outside the box for a moment.

MongoDB is one of the new breed of “NoSQL” databases available as alternatives to relational databases. It is a document database that represents its data as JSON, and thus requires no schema. It can easily scale across many computers using auto-sharding and supports redundancy for each shard. Come get an overview this database, its scalability and redundancy features, and how to access it via C#. While MongoDB is not meant to replace all SQL databases, its good to know there is an alternative for the cases where it is the better fit.

Speaker: Chris Edwards
Chris Edwards is a senior software developer with BancVue, Ltd. based in Austin, TX. He has over 15 years of professional software development experience in a diverse set of environments and technologies, but has mostly focused on the Microsoft stack. Chris decided at a young age to pursue software development after seeing the movie WarGames, and has never looked back since. Now 26+ years later he is still writing code with the same passion. Chris has presented as several of the Austin Code Camps, and actively promotes and contributes to open source software. When not coding, he can be found spending time with his family or serving at Hill Country Bible Church, Hutto. He blogs at http://chrisedwards.dreamhosters.com/ and you can find some of his work on http://github.com/chrisedwards/

Monday November 8th 5:30-8:00pm

***New Location***
Microsoft Technology Center: Austin
Quarry Oaks II
10900 Stonelake Blvd., Suite 225
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 795-5300

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  1. Posted November 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Permalink
  2. Posted November 8, 2010 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Thanks Roy. Some of those I have read, others I have not. I will take a look. I appreciate the resources.


  3. Cullen Tsering
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:43 am | Permalink


    I attended the meeting last night and you did a great job of presenting the material. Learned a lot and can’t wait to try it out.


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