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1 May, 2021

Data on Kubernetes: The Leading with Code Community!

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

If you’re excited at the prospect of cloud-native databases on Kubernetes, you’re not alone. A group of like-minded individuals and organizations has assembled as the Data on…

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12 December, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Stargate = Open Source APIs for Cassandra

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

This week was an exciting one for the Stargate open source data gateway, with the 1.0 release milestone released on GitHub. This release features REST, GraphQL, and JSON Document…

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21 November, 2020

Developer Newsletter: The Convergence of Cassandra and Kubernetes

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

With Kubecon North America happening this week, there’s been a lot of discussion about managing data in Kubernetes, and we’ve been excited to share new projects that help with both…

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31 October, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Your Fast Track To Cassandra Certification

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

Have you acheived a Cassandra certification? Have colleagues who would benefit from getting certified? We wanted to make sure know about some recent updates to our certification…

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22 October, 2020

Your Fast Track to a Cassandra Certification

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

Have you ever thought about getting a Cassandra certification? This is the perfect time. Thousands of Cassandra developers and administrators have earned certificates since 2016,…

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17 October, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Learn Cassandra Data Modeling with Domain-Specific Examples

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

Many users have asked for example Cassandra data models for their specific application domains. Good news! Our resident expert, Dr. Artem Chebotko, has put together a new course…

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3 October, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Reactive Spring Application with Cassandra

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

If you’re a Java developer who uses the Spring ecosystem, you’ve probably seen the Spring Pet Clinic. Our example of the week is a new reactive implementation of the Pet Clinic…

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19 September, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Simplify your Cassandra Data Model with Better Indexing

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

This issue is guest edited by Rebecca Mills (@rebccamills), DataStax Developer Learning: If you have been working with databases for a while, indexing is probably a familiar…

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4 September, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Astra Hackathon Results and Upcoming Workshops

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

This issue comes to you from the DataStax Developer Advocate team. Last week we wrapped up our 8 week Cassandra Developer Workshop series with a special bonus episode to honor the…

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22 August, 2020

Developer Newsletter: A RESTful Microservice Quickstart with Spring Data Cassandra and DataStax Astra

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

With the many capabilities of the Spring Framework, Java continues to be one of the most popular languages for developing microservices. In this issue, we introduce the Spring Data…

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8 August, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Run this new JAM Stack + Cassandra Demo in a few clicks

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

This issue edited by Séan Bogaard, Developer Learning @ DataStax We’re seeing more and more interest in accessing Apache Cassandra from JavaScript applications. This is…

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24 July, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Flexible Cassandra Data Models with User-Defined Types |  Cassandra 4.0 Beta

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

This issue edited by Sushant Kumar (sushantkr16), Technical Architect @ JCPenney Cassandra being a NoSQL database, denormalization and duplication of data is allowed and considered…

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10 July, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Start coding in minutes with Apache Cassandra™ at datastax.com/dev

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

We’re excited to share a new learning experience for both new and experienced Cassandra users now available at datastax.com/dev. As you can read about on the DataStax Blog, the “…

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8 July, 2020

Learning Without Fear at datastax.com/dev

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

We’re excited to share a new learning experience for both new and experienced Cassandra users now available at datastax.com/dev. The “DataStax for Developers” site features embedded…

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28 May, 2020

Developer Newsletter: Why Tomorrow's Cassandra Deployments Will Be on Kubernetes

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter

It seems we’ve crossed the line from people talking about deploying Cassandra on top of Kubernetes in production to actually doing it. Patrick McFadin (@PatrickMcFadin) interviewed…

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31 January, 2020

Best Practices for Migrating from a Relational Data Platform to Apache Cassandra™

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Apache Cassandra™

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “how do I migrate my application that was designed for a relational database to Cassandra?” This is a great question with…

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13 January, 2020

How to Keep Your DBAs Happy

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Apache Cassandra™

When it comes to Apache Cassandra™, many database administrators (DBAs) face the same problem. They need to use this powerful NoSQL database to take advantage of its masterless…

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1 November, 2019

My First Week with DataStax Apollo

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
DataStax Astra

This blog is reposted with permission from Jeff Carpenter's blog here. Porting a Java microservice to use an Apache Cassandra DB as a Service In case you haven’t heard, DataStax…

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23 August, 2019

The 3 Data Trends Developers Need to Know

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
DataStax Enterprise

Last weekend, I spoke at Data Con LA, an event DataStax has supported for several years, this year as a platinum sponsor. For those who weren’t able to make it, I figured I’d share…

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8 July, 2019

KillrVideo Python Pt. 6— Cassandra with Python: Simple to Complex

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Apache Cassandra™, Python

This is the latest installment of a series about building a Python application with Apache Cassandra — specifically a Python implementation of the KillrVideo microservice tier. In…

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10 May, 2019

KillrVideo Python Pt. 5— When Data Access is the Easiest Part of a Microservice

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
DataStax Enterprise, Python

Over the first few posts of this series, I’ve been sharing about my experience building a Python implementation of the KillrVideo microservice tier. In the previous posts I shared…

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8 May, 2019

Gear up for Apache Cassandra 4.0 at Accelerate

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Accelerate

After 2+ years of hard work from the community, Apache Cassandra 4.0 is in the final stages of testing for official release. As the biggest gathering of Cassandra professionals…

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4 April, 2019

KillrVideo Python Pt. 4 — Who Needs Unit Tests? I’m Building Microservices!

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Enterprise, Python

As a software industry veteran I’ve s̶e̶e̶n̶ / e̶x̶p̶e̶r̶i̶e̶n̶c̶e̶d̶ / i̶n̶f̶l̶i̶c̶t̶e̶d̶ / been victimized by any number of inventive approaches to integrating and testing…

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6 March, 2019

KillrVideo Python Pt. 3 — Advertising Python Services via etcd

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Python, Reference Application

In this series, I’ve been sharing about my experience building my first Python application — an implementation of the KillrVideo microservice tier. In the previous posts, I’ve…

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