Sep 23, 2019
Today’s guest is Oren Eini, pseudonym Ayende Rahien. Oren is a frequent blogger at Ayende.com and has over 20 years of experience in the development world, with strong focuses on the Microsoft and .NET ecosystem. As an internationally acclaimed presenter, Oren has appeared at DevTeach, JAOO (now GOTO) QCon, Oredev, NDC, Yow! and Progressive.NET conferences; sharing his knowledge via conferences and written works such as DSLs in Boo: Domain-Specific Languages in .NET, published by Manning and now another book, Inside RavenDB. Oren remains dedicated and focused on architecture and best practices that promote quality software and zero-friction development.
Another interesting tidbit about Oren is that he is the founder and CEO of RavenDB — which also happens to be the topic of today’s podcast! They discuss how Oren came to start his own company, RavenDB, as well as how he built the DevOps environment for it.
Oren and Jeffrey dove incredibly deep into this topic — so deep in fact that the interview had to be split up into two parts! Look forward to the second part of this two-part series next week!
Topics of Discussion:
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[:50] Jeffrey gives some announcements and lets you know where to get a hold of his book, .NET DevOps for Azure.
[2:35] About today’s guest, Oren Eini.
[3:43] Jeffrey welcomes Oren to the show!
[4:04] Open Source is the norm now, but it wasn’t back then! Oren speaks about some of the differences in the industry.
[9:13] Why did Oren decide to start his own company, RavenDB?
[11:13] Oren explains Object-Relational Mappers (ORM) and provides some examples.
[15:11] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.
[15:38] Jeffrey and Oren continue their conversation about and getting his company, RavenDB, off the ground.
[20:20] Oren speaks about becoming an expert in a handful of major databases and understanding what it means to talk to the database (because he was a prolific committer and maintainer for NHibernate a mature, open-source object-relational mapper for the .NET framework.)
[25:25] How did Oren build a DevOps environment for RavenDB?
[35:45] This is where part 1 of the interview ends — look forward to part 2 coming soon!
Mentioned in this Episode:
Clear Measure (Sponsor)
.NET DevOps for Azure, by Jeffrey Palermo
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Oren Eini (LinkedIn)
DSLs in Boo: Domain-Specific Languages in .NET, by Ayande Rahien
Jeffrey’s .NET DevOps Bootcamp (Oct. 28-30th, in Lakeway, TX)
Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter — Follow to stay informed about future events!
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