Saturday, March 27, 2010

April 6th, 2010 - Web Security Workshop

The April 6th meeting will feature Security expert Dr James Walden from NKU.
He will be leading a Web Security Workshop.


More details soon ...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Meeting Notes - March 2010

Joel Turnbull gave us a super talk on the gemstone OODB.  He showed development of a simple customer tracking web app in Pharo which is the professional version of Squeak smalltalk.  


Then he showed how to make the developed app persistent in Gemstone OODB.  We also compared this approach to MongoDB and MagLev.


The summary of how gemstone works think of it as having all your objects in memory while they are magically persisted by the OODB.  So you simply write your programs with objects in arrays and hashes.  Later on you designate these collections to be persistent and add some transaction boundaries.  It's too simple.


Lots of thanks to Joel for showing us an architecture that will soon be available for the Ruby world.