We’ve been missing an introduction to using MongoDB from Java for a little while now - there’s plenty of information in the
documentation, but we were lacking a step-by-step guide to getting started as a Java
I sought to rectify this with a couple of blog posts for the MongoDB official blog: the first, an introduction to using MongoDB from
Java, including a non-comprehensive list of some of the libraries you can use; the second, an introductory guide to simple CRUD
operations using the Java driver:
While the list in the talks section of my blog covers past presentations,
this page should, if I keep it up to date, list my confirmed upcoming events.
At GOTO Chicago, I was given the chance to chat a bit about the presentation I was giving,
which happens to be the same one I’m giving at a number of conferences this year (although of course I’m evolving it as I go along).
I loved this analogy: Cycling is awfully similar to being a woman.
It nicely describes how it feels to be marginalised and not quite “normal”. But there are some things that I’d like to
Last night at the Sevilla JUG we officially celebrated the launch of Java 8 - yay!
Don’t be fooled by the picture, people had more fun than it looks. Honest.
For anyone who missed the session, or who was there and wants access to the materials, here they are:
Which is more readable?
releaseVersion = version.substring(0, version.indexOf('-SNAPSHOT'))
releaseVersion = version[0..-10]
Yesterday I walked into the kitchen to see how lunch was going and my boyfriend handed me a knife,
a part-chopped hard boiled egg and said “finish this, I need to have a shower”. As you do. Apparently there were two things that needed
doing - “this” needed finishing, and I needed to keep an eye on the fish.
Last Saturday Mr Stephen Chin came to Sevilla on his crazy European tour to show us Lego and Robots. This was our largest turnout yet
for a Java User Group event in Sevilla, which surprised me as it was on a weekend,
and the weekend before the spectacle that is Semana
Santa in Sevilla.
YOW recorded me, yet again, talking about the adventure that is the design of the new Java Driver for MongoDB. This is the same talk I
gave at GeeCON and DevoxxUK,
with some updates based on our Journey So Far. In it, I cover the architecture of the new driver and some of our current thoughts
around where we want the API to go.