So, I’m moving most everything from Rackspace to DigitalOcean and MaxCDN over the next few weeks.
Aura 1.3.0 has been released (and available on NuGet), with the following improvements:
- We now depend on updated MongoDB Drivers
- Preliminary support for Full Text Search
If you’ve enabled Full Text Search on your MongoDB server, you can do the following:
- Call EnsureTextIndex on in your record manager’s Initialize override with the fields you want searched
- Get a result by calling TextSearch from within your record manager subclass with the query you want passed to the full text search engine
We do not currently support weights, or any other full text search features. We will be working on it however!
Works on Marietta Daily Journal and Star News Online. Other sites will be added later.
- Download the zip from here
- Open up Google Chrome. If you don’t use it, you should. It’s free!
- Click on the settings button (3 lines button on the top right hand corner)
- Open the Tools menu, and choose Extensions from that menu
- Unzip the zip you downloaded earlier
- Drag mdjonline.user.js to the extensions window
- Reload any article on mdjonline.com (or another supported site), and it should be popup free!
Aura 1.2.1 fixes an issue with Aura 1.2.0 where having an index with null options (IndexOptions.Null) would cause an exception during the creation of DatabaseManager.
Aura 1.2.0 was just uploaded to NuGet (and GitHub). It’s a pretty small change from 1.1, but it has one new feature that will make schema migrations easier.
If you are using DatabaseManager, and using RecordManager’s RemoveProperty method, Aura can now invoke a callback passing in the collection of documents that have that property (as a BsonDocument), so you can migrate the values of the property to other properties.
If the property simply isn’t used anymore, you can continue to use the older RemoveProperty method.
Please note: if you migrate a property to another collection, you shouldn’t use record manager to access the other collection, since the record managers aren’t set up yet.
This project is still in the very early stages, but it’s basically designed to allow you to build high performance FastCGI servers. It doesn’t work with IIS’s FastCGI implementation, but it does work with Nginx.
See it on github at https://github.com/jhaygood86/FastCgiServerLibrary. Pull requests are welcomed
What is Aura? It’s simple: it’s a C# library to make working with MongoDB databases easier. It still uses the official 10gen MongoDB C# driver to work, just makes life less stressful while using it.
Why the name Aura? Aura is the daughter of Ming the Merciless, the ruler of the planet Mongo. Ming is already taken (by a Python project), so why not pick his daughter?
It’s based on Mongol by Ephisys, however, it’s diverged quite a bit since then. However, it should be straight-forward to port your code over. In many cases, its as simple as changing the app setting Mongol.Url to a connection string property, and changing your using statement to using Aura;. That will get you started. There’s also plenty of other useful features that you use that Mongol doesn’t have.
Oh, and its on GitHub. Check it out now! It’s licensed under the Apache Public License v2.0. Feel free to request any changes you want, or go ahead and contribute them. I will most likely accept it if I like it.
We have switched over our web servers to use nginx. If your site isn’t working, let us know, and I’ll be sure to get it back up ASAP. It only takes a few minutes.
I’m spending my birthday (tomorrow) and Christmas with my lovely wife in the Great White North