Ideas and Facts from scotland.js in Edinburgh

Test Driven Development I have been one of the lucky attendants of scotland.js in Edinburgh recently. It was a really nice & informative conference, thanks to all people that made it possible. I did really like to see that TDD is reaching the front-end developers finally. A lot of useful tools for this have been presented by James Shore, Bernard Kobos and Sebastian Golasch. In ArangoDB, TDD is in action all day and I am looking forward to improving our front-end testing even further using these awesome tools.   Front-end Development meets NoSQL Furthermore several talks focussing on front-end development have been given, e.g. by Gregor Martynus presenting Hoodie.js. These front-end talks and my discussions with other attendees gave me the impression that front-end developers spend a lot of time deciding which database they should use.

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ArangoDB – using Javascript in the database

Jan was invited as a speaker to “Js.Everywhere” in Paris. He talked about using Javascript in a database, well, ArangoDB, to be precise, giving lots of examples on “actions” and related concepts in ArangoDB. ArangoDB – Using JavaScript in the database from arangodb

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Slides: Modelling data in a schema-free world

We just came back from FroSCon, a large, international open source conference near Bonn, Germany. Jan Steemann, one of the core developers of ArangoDB, had a talk on modelling data in a schema-free world. Jan was given the largest room in the conference for this talk, fortunately a lot of people showed up and even stayed ;-). You can find Jan’s presentation below.

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Meet us at Nosql matters, Berlin Buzzwords or EuRuKo

Just a quick note: We are on the road… you can meet us in person at the following conferences:

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Contributors for Python API wanted for nosql project

Note: We changed the name of the database in May 2012. AvocadoDB is now called ArangoDB. Are you a Python expert and want to contribute to an open source project? We need your help writing an API for Python for a new nosql database! AvocadoDB is a rather new open source project – a fancy nosql database with a couple of interesting features: Schema-free schemata Usable as application server  Consequent use of JavaScript multi-threaded Flexible data modeling (key value pairs, document store, graph database) Free index choice Configurable durability Support for modern storage hardware like SSD and large caches You’ll find more information on AvocadoDB here.

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