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Seven Databases In Seven Weeks Study Group

A group working through Eric Redmond and Jim R. Wilson's book 7 Databases In 7 Weeks (http://pragprog.com/book/rwdata/seven-databases-in-seven-weeks)

I've been discussing doing this with some of my friends, and we thought it would be good to open it to more people. The plan is to get together once a week and for 8 weeks (1 getting started week and 1 week to discuss each section.) Eric lives in Portland, so we may be able to get him to come join us sometime as well. We don't have a meeting time yet, but it won't be Thursday evening as everyone interested so far is a member of EUGLUG (which meets then) We'll probably meet at <//> CodeChops assuming a) someone with a key wants to participate and b) the group doesn't have a strong preference for somewhere else.

Note: if you're not interested in databases, we are probably going to do Tate's 7 Languages in 7 Weeks after we finish the database book.

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  • Oliver D.

    Impala looks very interesting. It provides SQL-semantics and near-SQL query times for noSQL databases:

    http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2012/10/cloudera-impala-real-time-queries-in-apache-hadoop-for-real/

    April 15, 2013

  • Julie

    I'm looking forward to tomorrows meeting!

    A few links that might be useful:

    Source Code download from the book
    http://pragprog.com/titles/rwdata/source_code

    Windows Azure Free Trial Sign-Up (This is Microsoft's cloud offering)
    http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200134797

    (Please use this link 'cause I'm trying to get MS community group points so we can get Kinect hardware to test with for CodeChops)

    Simple install instructions for Riak (next week's DB) using Windows Azure
    http://docs.basho.com/riak/1.2.0/tutorials/installation/Installing-on-Windows-Azure/

    April 2, 2013

    • Max S.

      All three of those links are quite useful. Thanks. Unexpectedly, I'm rather liking Azure!

      April 3, 2013

    • Julie

      Yeah, that was my experience with Azure too. I'm a hard core unix person and it's turned into my goto cloud service. Of course, I suspect it's actually running on Linux...

      April 3, 2013

  • Max S.

    Good start. Four stars only because it seemed like a little more structure would've been helpful. But based on the group I'm guessing the subsequent meetings will be top notch.

    March 27, 2013

    • Julie

      Yeah I think several people agreed with you on that and it will happen.

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone,

    I unfortunately won't be able to make it for the first meeting tonight, because a flight that I'm catching back into town is going to be arriving later than I thought. Would anyone mind posting whatever readings / schedule everyone decides on here for next week, so that I can be caught up by next week's meeting?

    Thanks very much!

    March 26, 2013

    • Julie

      Next week we'll be discussing what we learned and challenges from the PostgreSQL section Chapter 2 and any Riak setup or prereq questions people bring.

      March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Julie, thank you!

      March 29, 2013

  • Bill M.

    I thought last night was a great start. I can't wait to get my book in the mail and start working.

    March 27, 2013

  • Larry P.

    Good turnout for the first week. Excited to see some folks who weren't on meetup.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Larry P.

    So if you don't want to bother with installing postgresql and just use a hosted version. There is http://www.postgression.com/ which will automatically create a fresh database from an API call and to which you can connect with psql.

    March 26, 2013

  • Dan K.

    I'm using MongoDB, have looked a little at CouchDB and Neo4J and am now looking at graph DBs in general. Not really interested in SQL, although Relational Algebra does interest me.

    March 25, 2013

  • Oliver D.

    Is everyone planning on having some reading done before the 1st meeting? Chapter 1 is just intro. The 1st database is covered in Chapter 2. Should we ready nothing, chapter 1, or chapters 1 and 2?

    March 20, 2013

    • Julie

      I figure we should read enough (which might be the table of contents) to either be confident that we will be able to install whatever we need to run the first database and do any desired exercises (and/or do so) OR have questions to bring to the group if not.

      March 20, 2013

  • Larry P.

    If you want to buy the book from pragmatic programming directly use the discount code "CodeChopsSeven" on checkout and get 35% off
    (equivalent to getting the ebook free if you buy the combo pack)

    find it http://pragprog.com/book/rwdata/seven-databases-in-seven-weeks

    <a href="http://pragprog.com/book/rwdata/seven-databases-in-seven-weeks">link</a>;

    March 20, 2013

  • Larry P.

    Drop me a line if you want to get in on a group purchase of the physical book. [masked]

    March 17, 2013

  • Julie

    Ok set a date Tuesdays at 6. Also Eric has agreed to come down and meet us.

    March 17, 2013

  • Julie changed the location to CodeChops­

    March 17, 2013

  • Julie changed the date and time to Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    March 17, 2013

  • Oliver D.

    Five would be tight for me too. I'd prefer 6 or 6:30. Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday work best for me.

    March 13, 2013

  • ethan s.

    Starting at five would be a little tight for me.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've not participated in any of the <//> CodeChops group's Meet-Ups before, but I would be very interested in this! All evenings except Wednesdays will work for me!

    March 11, 2013

  • Larry P.

    What nights are best for people and would you prefer an earlier 5-6pm or later 6-7pm start time? I'm assuming that the meetings will last around 1 to 1.5 hours.

    March 11, 2013

  • ethan s.

    Sounds fun! I've been looking for an excuse to try Couch & Mongo.

    March 11, 2013

  • Oliver D.

    Will attend provided the chosen day/time works for me.

    March 11, 2013

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