A few years ago, I was involved in building a product using Hibernate. This was the first exposure I had to auto-validation of data models according to their schemas, and I soon learned how powerful and time-saving this was.
One of the things I really like about MongoDB is its flexibility. Data is schemaless, and so you can insert pretty much any JSON object you like into a MongoDB collection. Having not spent too much time with so-called NoSQL databases, this takes a little bit of getting used to.
The last week has been an intense period of training. I’ve taken up the offer of a project to be built using AngularJS, and so my head has been down in tutorials, books and online docs. Here are some of the resources I found useful.
During my time at Mubaloo I was a vocal supporter of Backbone.js. I liked the promise that it would ‘give structure to web applications’. It also seemed very lightweight, and as we were building mobile web applications, this seemed like an important consideration, especially given the processing power of mobile devices at the time.
Well, I’ve been away for a little while. 200 days’ worh of travelling has changed many aspects of me and my life, but I’m actually happy to be back and looking forward to getting back into the world of web development.
I’m sure things have progressed at a fast rate over the past 7 months, and so I’m expecting a bit of research and training to hone my skills once again. Exciting times!
Having blogged while we were away, I have a new enthusiam for writing regularly, and so I have redesigned this blog and started afresh. I hope to keep updating it on a regular basis. Watch this space!