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Rob Conery

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 | 25 Jan 2017 00:00

Diversity and SpeakingSubscribe to this feed

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...."
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WekeRoad | 04 Jul 2016 00:00

Writing A Book: The Imposter's HandbookSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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WekeRoad | 11 May 2016 00:00

Yet Another Fork In The RoadSubscribe to this feed

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

Red4 Store Part 5: Fun With Phoenix, OTP, and AgentsSubscribe to this feed

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

JSONB and PostgreSQL: Work Faster By Ditching MigrationsSubscribe to this feed

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)...."
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WekeRoad | 20 Feb 2016 00:00

Red:4 Store Part 4: The First Problem - AtomsSubscribe to this feed

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

Red:4 Store Part 3 - Saving Session DataSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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WekeRoad | 11 Feb 2016 00:00

Red:4 Store Part 2: Wrapping Our Heads Around ProcessesSubscribe to this feed

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

Let's Build Something With Elixir and PhoenixSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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WekeRoad | 04 Jan 2016 00:00

Learn Elixir The Fun WaySubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....About 3 years ago I had an idea for creating a different kind of tutorial. Something that would combine the problem-solving of a video game, the immersion of a sci-fi story and the joy of learning something new. A tutorial you wanted to finish in..."
Read more »  Learn Elixir The Fun Way


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Rob Conery

Microsoft

Kauai, HI