I recently decided to use Couchbase for a personal side project. The primary reason I chose to use it was because I hadn’t yet. Simple as that. Again, this is for a personal side project where I try out different technologies. The second reason was I was interested in N1QL (pronounced “nickel”) which is the Couchbase Server query language. I’m not covering installing the Couchbase server. if you don’t have a Couchbase server installed, check out the offical docs. Couchbase .NET SDK The most obvious route for accessing a Couchbase server is by using the the official Couchbase .NET Client. Looking at… Read More »Couchbase Linq Provider
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I was recently having a discussion around a system being built using Microsoft Azure. Some concepts being discussed for this system where CQRS, Event Sourcing and Message Queue. The diagram below is fairly typical when discussing CQRS and Event Sourcing. One of the first things that stood out to me was the use of the Message Queue and Azure Service Bus. For this blog post, I want to focus on the Service bus, which is used for publish-subscribe pattern. The domain will emit events that are stored to the event stream and then will be published to the Service Bus. Subscribers, such as… Read More »Event Stream as a Message Queue
A common misconception is that setting the recovery model to simple will cause SQL Server not to use the transaction log file (LDF), preventing it from growing to an abnormal size. In fact, the simple recovery model will still use the transaction log when performing transactions, however it will reclaims log space to keep space requirements small. The actual file size will not be reduced by reclaiming space. Same as performing a transactional backup will not reduce the actual file size. This is important becase if you have a long running transaction that is performing many insert/update/delete statements, the transaction… Read More »SQL Server Transaction Log File (LDF) Misconception