Prepare your answers… ArangoDB at NYC Database-Month on 11/11

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There is a warm-up routine on every evening at the NYC Database Month. Speakers ask trivia questions to the auditorium, related to the topic of the following talk. The first correct answer wins some “swag”. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 Max from ArangoDB will talk about Polyglot Persistence and multi-model NoSQL databases.

To get a competitive advantage, here are some questions Max might ask:

Q: What does the term Polyglot Persistence mean?
A: Use a variety of different data storage technologies for different kinds of data. (src: Martin Fowler)

Q: What types on NoSQL data-/ storage-models does ArangoDB support?
A: key/values, documents, graphs

Q: NoSQL often comes with restrictions – which of the following features are missing in ArangoDB: joins, transactions, ACID guarantees?
A: none. (ArangoDB even scales and provides competitive performance)

If you are around NYC, let’s grab a seat and watch Max on stage:

Can’t be there? Then here’s your chance. Be the first to answer the following question in the comments below and get a new ArangoDB t-shirt:

Q: How many different programming languages are supported by ArangoDB?

Ideas and Facts from scotland.js in Edinburgh

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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. More info

Contributors for Python API wanted for nosql project

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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.

More info