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.


96 Stories by Rob Conery

Recursion, Not Recursion

Had a great comment from my last post (about using Recursion): I had to Google what “acyclic call graph” meant because I just couldn’t...
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Using Recursion In Elixir To Break Your OO Brain

I have to start out each post this way: I have no idea what I’m doing, but dammit am I having fun. In the...
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Using Elixir’s Pattern Matching And Case Statement To Handle Errors

I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m trying to learn Elixir and I’m having so much fun doing it that I thought I...
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Hello Elixir. Wow.

I don’t know anything about elixir but I very much want to learn it. I like learning new things – I feel it’s required...
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PostgreSQL Document API Part 4: Complex Queries

Storing documents in PostgreSQL is a little easier, now that we have some solid save routines, a way to run Full Text searches, and...
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PostgreSQL Document API Part 3: Finding Things

In parts 1 and 2 of this little series I showed various ways to save a document and then update its search field. I...
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PostgreSQL Document API Part 2: Full Text Search and Bulk Save

In part 1 of this series I setup a nice save function, as well as another function to create an opinionated document storage table...
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Designing a PostgreSQL Document API

PostgreSQL as many know, supports JSON as a storage type and with the release of 9.4, Postgres now supports storing JSON as jsonb –...
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Optimizing a Big RethinkDB Query, and a Correction

Yesterday I wrote a post about how much I liked RethinkDB and people seemed to like it a lot. Particularly the claim I made...
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RethinkDB 2.0 Is Amazing

I just turned in my next course for Pluralsight: RethinkDB Fundamentals – almost in time for their announcement that 2.0 has been released. This...
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