WE DID IT! DataStax Astra isĀ GA

Yesterday we finally went full GA (Generally Available) with DataStax Astra. For the quick TLDR think of it as Apache Cassandra that you can spin up as a service and use in about a minute. I, as I wrote about some months ago, joined the engineering team to help build out the system! I quickly got to reconnoitering the role and working toward build out of features, which now are available to you!

The Fastest Way to Build a Quick Starter App with Express.js

Over the years I’ve used Express.js many times as a quick getting started example app. Since I often reference it … More

The State of JavaScript Frameworks 2019 – A researched list of the top 5 appearing…

Quick SITREP (If you just want the meat of the tech, skip to the “Framework Cookoff” or “Summary and Victor” … More

The Method I Use Setting Up a Dev Machine for Node.js

UPDATED: April 4th, 2019 It seems every few months setup of whatever tech stack is always tweaked a bit. This … More

Nordic.js and .NET Fringe

Ok, so many of the conferences out there you’re going to get fed the company line. You’ll probably experience some odd behaviors and people pushing product on you. If you’ve got the same feeling about conferences as me, and you’d like to experience these things at a conference:

A diverse audience of many different people from many different places.
You’d like to talk to others that are passionate about the future direction of technology and what we can create with that technology!
Listen and watch presenters provide insight to technology, ideas, and spaces that I don’t regularly get to hear about or discuss.
Meet many new friends, build my cohort of coders, and learn from each other.
Have a good time, relaxed, and not under the pressure of being sold things.
…then these conferences are for you.