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Nic Raboy
Works at Couchbase, Inc.
Attended University of California
Lives in Dublin, CA
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Check out how to use a Couchbase NoSQL database to sync data between devices and platforms in an Ionic 2 hybrid mobile application.
Nic is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has released several native and hybrid mobile applications to iTunes and Google Play and writes about his development experiences related to making web and mobile app development easier to understand.
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As you know from the guides that I put out, I’m a Raspberry Pi collector.  I collect the full size units as well as the Pi Zero units.  In a previous post I explained how to emulate ethernet over a USB as a way to connect to a Pi Zero that is not using…
See three trivial solder-less ways to get wireless internet on your Raspberry Pi Zero Internet of Things (IoT) device using cheap accessories.
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Writing tests is a very important part of mobile application development, but not everyone does it.  It could be laziness, it could be because you don’t know how.  I fall into the category that I’m often too lazy to write tests.  I don’t have time to…
The NativeScript CLI makes it easy to do unit testing for Android and iOS applications built with Angular 2. We'll see a few examples with Jasmine.
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Recently I published my first skill for Amazon’s Alexa voice service called, BART Control.  This skill used a variety of technologies and public APIs to become useful.  In specific, I developed the skill with Node.js and the AWS Lambda service.  However,…
Learn how to create a simple Alexa Skill using Node.js and Amazon's Lambda web service. Skills are great for Echo voice recognition devices and similar.
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When it comes to saving data in an Ionic 2 mobile application, there are many ways to get the job done.  You can use the classic HTML5 local storage, but run the risk of compatibility problems between all available devices.  You can use SQLite, which is…
Learn how to use the more compatible localForage library from Mozilla in your Ionic 2 Android and iOS mobile app. A solid replacement to local storage.
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When it comes to Ionic 2 there are many ways that you can store your data.  For example you could use HTML5 local storage, Mozilla’s localForage library, or Ionic’s SQLite extension that is part of Ionic Native.  With these options available, I get a lot…
Learn how to use the Ionic 2 SqlStorage component that is part of the Ionic platform, rather than SQLite which is part of Ionic Native.
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Check out my latest course, NativeScript for the Angular 2 Developer. It is a great way to learn both Angular 2 and NativeScript or apply your Angular 2 skills towards mobile application development. https://www.udemy.com/nativescript-for-the-angular-2-developer/?couponCode=ANGULARNATIVE
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By now you’re probably aware that I’m all about Amazon Alexa skills since I’m a proud owner of an Amazon Echo.  I had released a Alexa skill called BART Control and published a guide on creating a simple skill with Node.js and Lambda.  If you went through…
Learn how to add Mocha and Chai tests to your Amazon Alexa skills project so you can test your Lambda code offline and in a continuous fashion.
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When it comes to modern JavaScript development, there are a few different ways to handle asynchronous events or data.  You could use promises and callbacks, but as great as they are, present certain limitations.  This is where RxJS comes into play with…
Ben Lesh, senior software engineer at Netflix, is a guest speaker on the show, where we discuss RxJS and asynchronous development with JavaScript.
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Ionic Framework has been around for a few years now and has completely changed the way people develop hybrid mobile applications.  With Angular 2 and Ionic 2 nearing stable release, the Ionic 1 and AngularJS predecessor will be a thing of the past and…
Login to The Polyglot Developer to gain access to a superior set of tutorials that will put you on a solid path in your software development career.
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Not too long ago I wrote an article regarding how to create a RESTful API using the Go programming language, but in it I only used mock data rather than an actual database.  What happens if we want to use a database with GoLang?  What database, or more…
Learn how to include Couchbase Server in a GoLang web application so that RESTful APIs can be created that use JSON and a NoSQL document database.
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So I recently picked up some more Raspberry Pi 3 units.  You’re probably thinking I’m building my own T1000 (Terminator reference) with these things.  No, actually I got these units for work to play around with some IoT projects around the office at…
Learn how to configure a list of wireless networks to connect to via a Raspberry Pi. Useful when transporting the computer between locations.
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Developer Advocate / Software Engineer
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Java, Android, SQL, Linux, HTML, NoSQL, NodeJS
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  • Couchbase, Inc.
    Developer Advocate, 2015 - present
  • University of California, Merced
    Applications Programmer III, 2014 - 2015
  • University of California, Merced
    Programmer / Analyst II, 2010 - 2014
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Dublin, CA
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Merced, CA - Manteca, CA
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  • University of California
    Computer Science & Engineering, 2006 - 2010
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