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 developer.
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:
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).
The presentation leaves very little time for anything other than coding, as it’s quite challenging to create a full app in 50 minutes, so it was great to have the chance to talk about the motivations for the demo
The video of the actual talk is also available now:
At the beginning it doesn’t clearly show the screen, but it does improve. You can see an earlier version from the Joy of Coding as well, so if something’s not clear on one of the videos, hopefully it’s better in the other.
Being a cyclist is an enormous advantage, especially in gridlocked cities like London and New York, because your maneuverability makes up for your lack of speed, and means you can skip queues and get to the front, if you are assertive enough.
If the bike lanes are badly designed, I share the main roads with other users. I’m a road user, I play by the rules, and in most cities I’m travelling only marginally slower than the cars. Just because the road wasn’t built for you doesn’t mean you don’t have every right to use it. And just because they made a crappy effort to include you doesn’t mean you have to go their route if it’s going to slow you down.
There’s a thrill from being a bit outside of Their rules and not conforming to Their expectations
Yes it’s fraught with danger, but it’s a game. And it’s fun!
I was fascinated to read there have been [zero fatalities in New York’s Citi Bike scheme](http://www.slate .com/blogs/future_tense/2014/05/30/nyc_citi_bike_zero_fatalities_in_new_york_city_bike_share_program_s_first.html). Contrary to expectations, opening up the city to masses of (often novice) cyclists has made road users more aware of them, and forced the city to create infrastructure for them. Can we port this back across our analogy to being a woman? What if we opened up the advantages of being a woman to people who aren’t hardcore pioneers going it alone? How would we do that?
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