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feb 1 - good herdingcode podcast with rob conery, part1: nosql, part2: asp.net mvc good / webforms bad

  • "why do we have this fetish with making everything normalized? #nosql"
  • "there IS no mapping so you don't have to worry"
  • "of course a static language is not as good a fit as a nice dynamic language #nosql"
  • "nosql means lots of null guards, type checking, and dealing with property bags"
  • "I don't have foreign keys, I have nested relations"
  • "I've got a class in there that basically defines the same thing as another class but make it a bit more palatable so I don't get yelled at by the codebetter guys."
  • "hibernate bleeds into your application"
  • "I ripped through my blog with mongo"
  • "stored procedures --> ORM --> nosql"
  • "the policy is spread across 30 tables, with a document database it would be: here's your policy #nosql"
  • "one worry about nosql is can my manager pick this up: but if it's just an object, you can pick it up"
  • "joins are expensive, pointers are just part of the fabric #nosql"
  • "if you store C# objects in your database what happens in 10 years? that's why document dbs are better than object dbs #nosql"
  • "if greenfield then mvc"
  • is a scalable, high-performance, open source, schema-free, document-oriented database
    MongoDB, more info
  • "I tried webforms again and honestly couldn't remember how to use it"
  • "using webforms is easy, you just think spaghetti instead of lasagne"
  • "mvc still doesn't have a good component control story"
  • "the power of rails is it's an opinionated thing, mvc could use some of that"
  • "people say they aren't smart enough to go from webforms to mvc, but if you can understand the page life cycle, you can learn anything"
  • "some people make a career out of not learning anything new"
  • "webforms is a lifestyle choice"

Notes on other podcasts:

Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.

I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.

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