There is a continues war between typed and untyped data. But then there is need of finding a middle ground for ever growing application. There is place, a requirement when I feel application should be typed and data store should be untyped. So, I created this little code snippet to access cloudant (a couchbase fork) NOSQL database. I was knowing about Cloudant from long back. Even before IBM bought it. It is indeed a wonderful service and also kinda free for small stuff.

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There are lots of frameworks for web development in Nodejs. Many of them are pretty cool. I pretty much like the SailsJS. And also have worked on that in recent past. Now, when it comes to hosting I love the Azure for various reasons. It is specially awesome when it comes to web sites. You do some experiments and throw it towards azure and that is ready for world to check out.

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To Xamarin with Love

Xamarin Evolve just concluded. And there no best time to write this post. And for the fact I am not writing anything new or even anything related to announcements that happened there. I am writing this because recently I got chance to work with android using Java. And experience was not at all good. And reason is not so surprisingly Java. I am will not explain anything instead I just copy paste three code snippets.

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F# is wonderful language. And luckily or unluckily I do Web Programming (now a days mostly that). So, it is always a preference to use it, wherever possible. But even in 2014 end it is still pain in a**. I did make templates for Servicestack and I will continue to support that. But when it comes to real projects they go far beyond templates. I recently experimenting on something and obviously I am gonna use templates created by me.

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*NOTE- As per today I am neither married nor committed. And for that case never married and never committed. :P* Whoever is following my progress must be knowing my love for F#. Neither me nor F# knows exact time and date when that happen. But now it is like if few days I have to pass without writing few lines to(in) F# then it felt like I have left software engineering for good.

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This may be nastiest thing I have done with deployment after a long time. There is no problem with making it work. But deployment on azure is a serious issue. And luckily I completed that. Yes, there is a luck involved. If you read my previous entry for running Nancy and SignalR together. Then most of the things are same only. Use Servicestack template to create project. Remove global.asax & global.

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Few days back I got mail from Xamarin about their launch of new IDE. And also for the registration of webinar. And just like always they again managed to blow my mind. I don’t know what else they are having for upcoming evolve conference.. Xamarin is like technical democracy. > A company of Technical People, by the technical people and for the technical people. A kinda awesome. Just like their new studio.

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Kunjan Dalal

All idea, opinion are my own and don’t reflect opinion of my current or any former employer.

Functional Developer… Literally!

India