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MongoDB and Spring Data

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great holiday, and is getting back into the swing of things.

We've got a great start to the year planned for the Richmond Mongo Meetup. We're currently working to get a MongoDB engineer to come speak here in town, as part of Mongo March Madness! I'll send out updates as soon as details become finalized, so stay tuned.

For our first meetup of the year, we've got a great topic lined up. Our speaker will be Jimmy Ray, Solutions Architect at Cloudbees, and a member of the Richmond Mongo community.  

Here's what Jimmy's got on deck:

MongoDB (short for Humongous Database) is a document-oriented NoSQL database written in C++ that stores data in JSON-like (BSON) documents into dynamic schemas. MongoDB is emerging as one of the leaders in the document-oriented NoSQL space.

Spring Data is one of the latest offerings from the Spring Source Community, and is focused on improving data access and persistence. Leveraging the venerable power of the Spring Framework, Spring Data purports to deliver a "familiar and consistent" programming model underpinned by the Spring Services and its IOC container.

This session will explore Spring Data integration to MongoDB while covering the following key points: Intro to MongoDB tools, Intro to Spring Data, SpringData and MongoDB configuration, Spring Data templates, repositories, Query Method Conventions, Custom queries (custom finders), Customizing repositories, Meta Data Mapping, Indexes (including text and 2dsphere) and Database References, and advanced functions like Map Reduce and advanced queries.

As always, we will begin with food and drink, and should have some fun Mongo swag for attendees.

Should be a great start to 2014! Hope to see you there!

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