August 15th, 2014

Abstract: Getting Started with the DataStax Apache Cassandra C# Driver 

So you’ve grabbed the latest 2.0 version of the DataStax C# driver from NuGet.  Now what?  In this talk, Luke will walk you through some of the basics of the C# driver–how to bootstrap the driver and connect to a cluster, execute CQL, and retrieve the results.  Wondering what the difference between a PreparedStatement and a SimpleStatement is?  Not sure what the appropriate lifetime is for a Cluster or a Session object?  What about ADO.NET and LINQ support?  We’ll cover this and more, so that you can get on with building applications on top of Cassandra.  Even if you’re not a C# developer (or think that C# is the handiwork of the devil), many of the concepts we’ll cover will help you get started with the other DataStax drivers as well (Python, Java, and C++).


About Luke Tillman, Language Evangelist for Apache Cassandra at DataStax


Luke is a Language Evangelist for DataStax, with a focus on the .NET community but a passion for polyglot. He’s spent over 15 years as a software engineer, writing code for web applications both large and small. Prior to DataStax, he worked as a software engineer at Hobsons on systems used by hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. and the World.

Be sure to check out all of the sessions from Cassandra Day Seattle at the Cassandra Day Seattle 2014 YouTube Playlist