Rob Conery

  My name is Rob Conery and I help developers of all sorts learn what’s new with technology. I have been working in the technology field full time since 1998 as a DBA and then a web developer. My original focus was the Microsoft ASP.NET stack, building tools like Subsonic and the first Micro-ORM: Massive. Currently, I’m working on MassiveJS, which is a dedicated PostgreSQL data access tool for Node. I ported this to Elixir and named it Moebius.


93 Stories by Rob Conery

Random Travel Hacks

I love traveling but hate overpacking! In this post I'll offer a few of the tricks I've learned from traveling extensively over the years.
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Creating a Massively Scalable Blog with Ghost, MySQL and Azure

Continuing my little series on “deploying things to Azure with shell scripts” I decided to convert my WordPress script to one for Ghost. It...
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Creating a Massively Scalable WordPress Site on Azure’s Hosted Bits

I get to break things for a living, and this time I'm putting Azure's WebApp for Containers through its paces, trying to get Wordpress...
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Imposter’s Handbook, Season 2 is Released

Over the winter holiday break (on Christmas Eve, to be precise), Scott Hanselman and I released the next volume in the Imposter's Handbook series....
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Spinning Up a PostgreSQL Database on Azure Using Bash

Running PostgreSQL on Azure was always a bit of a sideshow. One of the reasons I returned to Microsoft, however, is that they are...
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Mod and Remainder are not the Same

A remainder and a modulus look so very similar, but they are not the same thing and worse, are treated differently by different programming...
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Transactional Data Operations in PostgreSQL Using Common Table Expressions

Working with Common Table Expressions in PostgreSQL is easy and straightforward. You can insert, update and delete data easily, all in one operation, within...
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Simple Monthly Reports in PostgreSQL Using generate_series

Working with dates and series of dates is easy in PostgreSQL, especially using generate_series.
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Setting Up a Fast, Comprehensive Search Routine With PostgreSQL

One of the joys of working with PostgreSQL is the ability to run full-text searches right out of the box. But how do you...
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Working Smarter, Not Harder, Part 1

This last month has been intense. I'm writing the second volume of The Imposter's Handbook with Scott Hanselman, I moved back to Hawaii,...
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