RavenDB enables you to build scalable, high-performance NoSQL applications. This course will cover the basics of RavenDB, including what features it offers, usage with .NET, querying & indexing, and management using the powerful Studio interface.
RavenDB is a cross-platform NoSQL distributed document database designed for small to enterprise-level applications. In this course, RavenDB 4: Getting Started, you’ll learn how to leverage RavenDB in the context of .NET application development. First, you’ll learn what RavenDB brings to the table and what problems it will help solve. Next, you’ll see how to create, update, and query data with the .NET client SDK. Finally, you’ll discover how to manage Raven using the first-class "Studio" UI experience. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Raven enabling you to use it in your next NoSQL-based application.
Installing and Using Your RavenDB Environment Now that we have a good understanding of what Raven offers, it's time to get it up and running on our computer. The first thing we'll do is install Raven. I'll cover standalone installations and Docker-based installations. Next, once Raven is running, we'll walk through some common commands you can use to control the server via the commandline. And then finally, we'll jump right into the studio interface to see what features we can take advantage of to manage our databases like a pro.
Storing, Retrieving, and Saving Documents Welcome back. It's time to start developing against Raven. In this module, we're going to start migrating our in-memory code to use Raven by implementing basic document operations. First, we'll begin by running our sample app and connecting to the database using the document store and document sessions. Since we're going to create our first document programmatically, I'll explain why IDs or document keys are important and make Raven ACID-compliant. Next we'll implement the code to create and load our conference talks with speaker information. Then we'll implement updating and deleting conference talks. We'll improve our update handling by avoiding concurrency issues and document conflicts, then we'll end the module going over some common defaults Raven has that help save you from yourself.
Querying Using Indexes This is it, the final module, and I've saved the best for last, because we're going to learn how indexes work in Raven, a powerful and robust feature that sets Raven apart from the competition. By the way, I hope you stick around for the very last video in the module, because it's more than just a summary, it's also the course wrap up. This module is all about querying with indexes, so of course we'll start out with an overview of how indexing works and what indexes are good for. Then we'll implement some more of the sample application by using LINQ queries and paging to populate talks. We'll implement the two most common types of indexes, map and map reduce, which will power more of our UI. Search is also an important aspect of most apps, so we'll see how easy it is to set up a search index on specific document fields. And finally, we'll end the module by using the Studio to manage and view our indexes.