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Having your cake and eating it!

8th December 2014 in London at Business Design Centre

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There is a new MongoDB driver in town that aims to take its place in the modern world of Scala. Casbah has long been a steward for MongoDB, but for sometime its synchronous ways has shown it's age. So a new asynchronous, reactive and highly extendable driver has been written from scratch.

In this talk we'll demo the new driver and look at the patterns used to create it. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to write a whole new driver for your favourite asynchronous library! We'll look at some of the challenges in making this so and of making a typesafe Document class. You'll see that through the use of implicits we can allow simple interoperability between native scala types and MongoDB Documents.

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Having your cake and eating it!

Ross Lawley

Ross joined MongoDB as a Python Software Engineer and since then has moved onto the JVM, first learning and taking over the Casbah the Scala driver and then joining the Java team to help shape the Java driver. In a previous life Ross was a technical architect at Streetlife and a tech lead at Europe's biggest commercial radio owner Global Radio.