DevMavens

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n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.

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n.  An expert developer with great influence.

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 | 11 Apr 2021 10:00

Writing, Editing and Formatting a Technical Ebook in 2021Subscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....I love writing. I also love editing my writing because it starts to take shape. The formatting process, however, gets me every time. Over the years, however, things have become easier so for 2021 here's my list of tools you can use...."
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WekeRoad | 06 Apr 2021 10:00

Turning a Blog Into a BookSubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....I'm fascinated by people's stories and the decisions they made to move their career forward or, in some cases, backwards. I decided to take that to a whole new level with my friend Troy Hunt. We're turning his blog into a book......"
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WekeRoad | 17 Apr 2020 10:00

Postgres For Those Who Can't Even, Part 3 - In The Real WorldSubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....This is part 3 of a series of posts I’m writing for Friendo, a web person who wants to get their hands a lot dirtier with Node and Postgres. You can read part 1 here, and part 2 here, where we......"
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WekeRoad | 05 Feb 2020 10:00

Postgres For Those Who Can’t Even, Part 2 - Working with Node and JSONSubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....Getting up to speed with Postgres and Node can be daunting but in this post I'll dive into how you can easily work with both - including JSON document storage... in Postgres!..."
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WekeRoad | 24 Jan 2020 10:00

PostgreSQL For Those Who Can’t Even, Part 1Subscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....Just yesterday I was talking to a friend about Postgres (not uncommon) and he said something that I found shocking: I can’t even with Postgres, I know JACK SQUAT This person calls themself my......"
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WekeRoad | 29 Oct 2019 10:00

Fine Tuning Full Text Search with PostgreSQL 12Subscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....Full Text Indexing in PostgreSQL is easy... and it's not. It's not difficult to do simple keyword searches, but fine-tuning your index with weighting and parsing rules takes some effort...."
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WekeRoad | 24 Oct 2019 10:00

Virtual, Computed Columns in PostgreSQL 12Subscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....PostgreSQL 12 introduced a feature I've long wished for: computed columns that are indexable and stored on disk! They're amazing and in this post I'll show you how they work and how things kind of go......"
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WekeRoad | 27 Aug 2019 10:00

Audiobook Review: Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal StephensonSubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....I love audiobooks and sometimes I listen to one that is so good, I have to share. This one took effort - like all of Stephenson's stuff - but it was worth it!..."
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WekeRoad | 25 Mar 2019 10:00

WTF is Big O Notation?Subscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....Understanding Big O has many real world benefits, aside from passing a technical interview. In this post I'll provide a cheat sheet and some real world examples...."
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WekeRoad | 04 Mar 2019 10:00

PostgreSQL Tools for the Visually InclinedSubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....I started my career on the Microsoft stack building forms and websites using drag and drop tools. Over time that became a punchline, which is unfortunate because honestly, the productivity was insane......"
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This Maven's Blog

Rob Conery

Microsoft

Kauai, HI