One of the most obvious differences I faced when I moved from LMAX to 10gen were the working conditions. I don't mean like being deep underground in some dangerous situation vs being pampered by beautiful slave boys and girls. What I mean is that the working practices at one company necessitated being in the office for core hours, and at the other flexible hours and remote-working are practically mandatory.
You know how I keep banging on about attracting different types of people into programming? You know how we say we need to get them young?
Last Tuesday I went to a London Java Community talk which promised to debunk the hype around NoSQL. Whether you're already bought into a NoSQL technology, or you're just wondering what all the noise is about, it's worth an hour out of your day to see Akmal Chaudhri's comprehensive summary of the technologies out there.
So, despite promising myself that I would only do one event a month for the rest of this year, looks like I'm going to be a bit busier than that.