- NoSql: After finally reading Ayende‘s blog posts and this CodeProject article, I downloaded RavenDB yesterday and crushed down in the park to take it for a spin. I’m quite convinced that letting go of the strictness of relational databases is something that will really take us a whole step forward, and now I’m superexcited about how well RavenDB works that I even told my father in law. So please bear with me, I’m sure it’s going to wear off.
- Android Development: I’ve got the SDK, I’ve got the phone, I’ve got some ideas for halfway useful apps (at least useful for me): what’s holding me up? Java is. Or in fact, my limited abilities with it. I find everything taking twice as long as it should, and while this makes a good learning experience, it’s not really what I’m after at the moment. I don’t plan a career as an Android developer, I just want to get an educated feeling of how it is on the form factor, and what patterns apply.
- MEF: I feel like getting the hang on it now, some judgement on when and how expose parts, and the contrast between MEF and a classical DI framework like Spring or Unity. MEF is going to make it into some productive code sooner or later now.
- .NET 4: Yup, I think it has left the learning phase for the larger part.