Hi! My name is Rob Conery and I work at Microsoft. I am the Creator of SubSonic and was the Chief Architect of the Commerce Starter Kit (a free, Open Source eCommerce platform for .NET).
I live in Kauai, HI with my family, and when my clients aren't looking, I sometimes write things on my blog (giving away secrets of incalculable value).
WekeRoad | 21 Apr 2017 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....I really enjoyed writing The Imposter's Handbook, as well as making the videos. I can say that now because it's done with and the human mind has an amazing ability to cull things negative.
So, naturally, I'm doing it again.
I have a..."
Read more » Writing A Book Is Frustratingly Addictive
WekeRoad | 25 Jan 2017 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....I just returned from NDC London 2017 and, as always, had a lovely time. The conference is consistently well-run and I can't recommend it enough.
One of the things I particularly enjoyed was the qualititive difference in the energy this year...."
Read more » Diversity and Speaking
WekeRoad | 04 Jul 2016 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....Update: The Book Is Available Now
I've setup a pre-release for the book which you can buy now. You'll receive all updates as they become available!
I was in the middle of a conversation with a friend the other week and we started debating..."
Read more » Writing A Book: The Imposter's Handbook
WekeRoad | 11 May 2016 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....I'm headed out on my own once again, and no, there's no drama here. Pluralsight has decided to venture into a realm of training that I'm just not qualified for (enterprise) so they were good enough to let me go off and do my own thing..."
Read more » Yet Another Fork In The Road
WekeRoad | 16 Mar 2016 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....Before I get to the meat of this post, the code for what I've written so far is up here. The main bits are in /apps/peach.
Stumbling a Bit
I've had a hard time over the last few weeks trying to figure out what's going on with this..."
Read more » Red4 Store Part 5: Fun With Phoenix, OTP, and Agents
WekeRoad | 27 Feb 2016 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....Migrations are a simple mechanism whereby you script out some change commands for your ORM, and that ORM then builds your database for you. To me, this is pure insanity. I dislike ORMs (accept, of course, for LLBLGenPro, which is astoundingly good)...."
Read more » JSONB and PostgreSQL: Work Faster By Ditching Migrations
WekeRoad | 20 Feb 2016 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....I was asked a great question on Slack the other day - I wish I could remember the person's name (sorry!) but I can't find it ... anyway they asked me (paraphrased):
I see you're creating a new process for each session by generating a..."
Read more » Red:4 Store Part 4: The First Problem - Atoms
WekeRoad | 17 Feb 2016 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....Let's implement an intelligent shopping cart - something that tracks what the customer is doing, how they came to our store, etc. I tend to think of these things in terms of a "Session" - a shopping process where a customer selects..."
Read more » Red:4 Store Part 3 - Saving Session Data
WekeRoad | 11 Feb 2016 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....When you build applications in the Erlang world you create discrete processes that interact. In theory this is pretty straightforward - until you actually try to do it. Microservices fans out there know the value (and the pain) of managing a fleet..."
Read more » Red:4 Store Part 2: Wrapping Our Heads Around Processes
WekeRoad | 10 Feb 2016 00:00
Rob Conery writes "....As CTO I get to call the shots here at Red:4 but I do have to answer to the CEO and others. It's easy to arm-wave, to go on and on about Elixir and functional languages - but at the end of the day it's what you do, not what you say that..."
Read more » Let's Build Something With Elixir and Phoenix