DevMavens

ma•ven (mā'vən)

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

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('dev-mā'vən)

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 | 02 Dec 2021 00:00

Deploying Node and Mongo to Azure Using AZXSubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....I’m going through a number of deployment stories with my little CLI experiment, AZX. I’ve been focused solely on the non-MS developer experience, which means Python, Ruby, Node, etc. Up until now, I’ve been using Postgres as a database (as one..."
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WekeRoad | 19 Nov 2021 00:00

A Simpler Way to AzureSubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....TL;DR: I made a fun CLI “wrapper” for working with web apps and Azure in a very Heroku way. It’s called “AZX” and you can read a full walkthrough and installation instructions from the GitHub repo. One of my jobs at Microsoft is to help product..."
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WekeRoad | 11 Apr 2021 00:00

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

Rob Conery writes "....This post could easily be 20,000 words… there is just so much shit to wade through to get your book looking just so. What do I mean? Here are my concerns, which are simple ones I think. I want: Fonts to be crisp and readable, the line-heights..."
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WekeRoad | 06 Apr 2021 00:00

Turning a Blog Into a BookSubscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....I find programmers to be fascinating people. We’re all human but there’s an additional something that, to me, is fascinating to dig for. It’s the main reason I created This Developer’s Life with Scott Hanselman: I like digging into the human side of..."
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WekeRoad | 17 Apr 2020 00:00

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 say hello to Postgres and learn how to use it with..."
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WekeRoad | 05 Feb 2020 00:00

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

Rob Conery writes "....This is part 2 of a series of posts I’m doing for a friend who’s a JavaScript developer that, according to him, knows next to nothing about Postgres. You can read part 1 right here. I write a lot about Postgres, but I don’t think I’ve written..."
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WekeRoad | 24 Jan 2020 00:00

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 friend too! I just don’t even know what’s real..."
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WekeRoad | 29 Oct 2019 00:00

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

Rob Conery writes "....I’ve written about Full Text Indexing in PostgreSQL before but I was a bit more focused on speed and general use. Today I want to focus on something a lot more useful: relevance. If you want to play along and have some fun, the SQL for what I’m..."
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WekeRoad | 24 Oct 2019 00:00

Virtual, Computed Columns in PostgreSQL 12Subscribe to this feed

Rob Conery writes "....The PostgreSQL team has been jamming out updates on a regular basis, adding some amazing features that I hope to go into over time but one of these features made me extremely excited! Generated columns: A generated column is a special column..."
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WekeRoad | 27 Aug 2019 00:00

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

Rob Conery writes "....The problem with any book by Neal Stephenson is that the person foolish enough to try and “review” it has to start somewhere. A foothold on the story, its arc, the social relevance and a bunch of other blah blah blah. To use a common Stephenson..."
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This Maven's Blog

Rob Conery

Microsoft

Kauai, HI