Posts with Tag: NoSql

Chirper is the first open-source non trivial web application example with .NET/NoSql integration. Chirper implements a simple twitter clone that, unlike twitter :P, uses Cassandra as its only database. It would’ve been probably cooler to code Chirper it in Ruby or in Python but, unfortunately, this is already done.

Chirper’s front-end is written in C# / Asp.net MVC 2.0. The back-end is based on Cassandra using the Aquiles library. The source code is freely available under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

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In this post we will write a sample account management system for Asp.NET MVC applications using Cassandra as a back-end and HectorSharp as Cassandra’s .NET client.

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A few days ago, I set up a Cassandra node on my machine.  Time to write some code now! In this post, we’ll get started with HectorSharp, a .NET client for Cassandra.

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Cassandra is a structured store. It has a rich data model that goes beyond a simple key-value model. This is a good thing as some of the complexity can be pushed to Cassandra, leading to simpler and more efficient applications. This post walks through the different data model elements.

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I was surprised how easy it is to set up and run the Apache key-value store Cassandra on Windows. There is no self-contained Windows-based installer, but I got it running from the extracted archive quite easily. All I wanted to do is to get it up and running quickly and do some basic testing. No fancy config, I used the out-of-the-box config to set up a single node on my Windows Vista dev machine. Here is how it went.
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