Matt Roberts

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I've been playing with CouchDB a little recently. Its a "schema-free document-oriented database", which sounds pretty weird when all you've ever known is relational databases. At work, we're considering what architecture we want to go with for a new product that needs to be very flexible - the users need to be able to add fields, remove fields, and do all sorts of crazy things with the application. One of the options we have, is to use something like CouchDB to be able to create an uber-flexible ......

Rails makes such a nice change from coding in .NET. I mean, I do like .NET and C#, but sometimes its very bloated and can be quite cumbersome to do things. Rails, on the other hand, isn't big. Or cumbersome. In fact, its downright lean and to-the-point, unlike my blog posts (what there are of them!). Anyway, today we're talking category trees, surely one of the most exciting concepts that there is to talk about. One thing that made me smile recently was the need to list all the categories that a ......

I recently decided to play around a bit with Ruby on Rails, its had so much hype so I thought it would be interesting to see how it fares up against ASP.NET programming! Anyway, I'm only just starting out, but first impressions are very very good indeed! Ruby seems to be a very intuitive language, although I wouldn't say I preferred it to C#. However, the rails framework that deals with all the agile web framework side of things seems awesome!! Really easy to use and get a reasonably complex web ......