Monday, 23 May 2011

Me, Myself and I on Taking Baby Steps with Node.js on 14 June 2011

For this last session before the start of the holiday season, I decided to step up to the plate and give a talk myself about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, which is Node.js. Those who have been reading my blog lately know that I’ve written a fair amount of blog posts on JavaScript and Node.js during the last couple of months. With this presentation, I’m going to make a humble attempt to recapitulate the things I’ve learned throughout my journey and provide an introduction for those who want to learn what this Node.js stuff is all about. I’ve prepared a couple of slides but expect to see lots of JavaScript code as well.

Here are the details:

Start Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 07:00 PM GMT*

End Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 08:30 PM GMT

Attendee URL: (Live Meeting)

VAN Calendar:

(*) 08:00 PM UK, 09:00 PM Brussels, 03:00 PM EST, 01:00 PM MST and 12:00 Noon PST. For time zone arithmetic, you can consult the world clock site, use this time zone converter or every time zone.

We hope to (virtually) see you there.

We also already received some responses on our feedback & suggestions page, but we’re still very interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions. Please let us know what you think or do suggest a topic that you’re interested in. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Recording of Hadi Hariri on CouchDB for .NET Developers @ E-VAN 03 May 2011

Hadi Hariri did a superb talk last night on CouchDB and how to incorporate this popular document database into .NET applications. Hadi first started out with talking about the concepts behind CouchDB. Then he showed us how the REST API looks like and how it can generally be used. Next he showed us how to use this API from a .NET application, talking about Ottoman and his very own open-source library called EasyCouchDB. Hadi then concluded his talk by mentioning some of the pitfalls that you can run into when building applications on top of CouchDB. As you probably figured out by now, this session is really packed with great content.

For those who missed it, the recording is now available:

Hadi Hariri on CouchDB for .NET Developers @ E-VAN 03 May 2011

The original file that we used for uploading can also be downloaded from Vimeo as well. So you just have to log on (or register if you don’t have an account) and download the original recording in the right down corner. The quality of the original recording is slightly better. It’s also possible to download the original OLM recording here. Keep in mind that this one will only be available for one year.

We would also love to hear your voice about the previous and future E-VAN sessions, so make sure to check out our feedback & suggestions page.

Details of the next E-VAN presentation will be posted soon.