• Big Data – Part 2: The Technologies on the Landscape

    November 25, 2012

    Continuing from Big Data – Part 1: Big What? where I explored what the concept of Big Data is and the possibilities it presents, I now want to to consider the constituent parts which together make up Big Data. I also want to look at some of the key vendors and products on the market […]

  • Big Data – Part 1: Big What?

    November 18, 2012

    Big Data is a topic which I find very exciting. Data provides knowledge; it provides insight; it highlights trends; lets us glimpse the future; helps us to understanding the past. Data allows us to learn from our mistakes. It allows us to make expert decisions at difficult times. It can keep loved ones alive whether […]

  • Value Objects as Document Keys in RavenDB: Performance Considerations

    November 11, 2012

    In a previous post here I detailed a mechanism for using structs as document keys in RavenDB. This is useful for simplifying a domain model, especially where a meaningful identifier already exists out with the application. In this post, however, I want to explore some of the potential performance issues with this approach if not […]

  • Debugging Cookie Dependant Multi-site Integration in Visual Studio

    November 4, 2012

    New web applications must often integrate with existing websites. Achieving this is commonly dependant on the sites being able to set and consume cookies for each other. There are, however, clearly defined rules around the usage of cookies which can make developing and debugging the new application challenging. This post outlines the main challenge of […]