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5 ways developers win with PaaS

By Katie Miller
April 21, 2014

As a software developer, you are no doubt familiar with the process of abstracting away unnecessary detail in code — imagine if that same principle were applied to application hosting. Say hello to Platform as a Service (PaaS), which enables …

Prototype and adapt with the MEAN stack

By Valeri Karpov
February 25, 2014

Web development may seem like a bustling space where everything changes every 5 minutes, but, in reality, the fundamental high-level concepts of building a web application haven’t changed much since the introduction of Ajax. The libraries and concepts, like the …

Prototype and adapt with the MEAN stack

By Valeri Karpov
February 25, 2014

Web development may seem like a bustling space where everything changes every 5 minutes, but, in reality, the fundamental high-level concepts of building a web application haven’t changed much since the introduction of Ajax. The libraries and concepts, like the …

Mining One Million Tweets About #Syria

By Matthew Russell
September 11, 2013

I’ve been filtering Twitter’s firehose for tweets about “#Syria” for about the past week in order to accumulate a sizable volume of data about an important current event. As of Friday, I noticed that the tally has surpassed one million …

Predicting the future: Strata 2014 hot topics

By Alistair Croll
August 7, 2013

Conferences like Strata are planned a year in advance. The logistics and coordination required for an event of this magnitude takes a lot of planning, but it also takes a decent amount of prediction: Strata needs to skate to where …

Insights on speaking, writing, and working with MongoDB

By Ann Spencer
July 22, 2013

At a recent MongoDB SF event, I had a chance to meet Rick Copeland. He was in town and stopped by the event to sign copies of his book, MongoDB Applied Design Patterns. While I am not Rick’s editor, I approached …

High Availability with MySQL and Moving to MongoDB

By Rachel Roumeliotis
July 4, 2013

Henrik Ingo (@h_ingo) is a MySQL architect, author, and OSCON 2013 Speaker. In this interview we talk about high availability in MySQL and why he switched to MongoDB. NOTE: If you are interested in attending OSCON to check out Henrik’s …

Making things happen: from being a software engineer to writing a book

By Ann Spencer
May 30, 2013

We launched the second edition of Kristina Chodorow’s book, MongoDB: The Definitive Guide at a recent MongoDB conference in San Francisco. Everyone worked hard to make this happen. I filmed a little behind the scenes video with my phone in …

Tech events you don’t want to miss

By Jenn Webb
April 29, 2013

Each Monday, we round up upcoming event highlights from the programming and space. Have an event to share? Send us a note. IBM Impact Developer Unconference Date: April 28—May 2 Location: Las Vegas, NV Why you shouldn’t miss it: Tim …

Geolocation in MongoDB at the Silicon Valley MongoDB User Group

By Shashank Tiwari
January 19, 2013

Thanks to all of you, who were able to join me at the session on January 15, 2013. Thanks much for the kind remarks some of you left behind on the meetup message board, post the session.  Its very rewarding...

The future of MongoDB

By Meghan Blanchette
November 29, 2012

Steve Francia (@ spf13) is an O’Reilly author and chief evangelist at 10gen. Steve and I sat down during the Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York last month to talk about what he’s most excited about nowadays.  He …

Four short links: 9 June 2011

By Nat Torkington
June 9, 2011

Optimizing MongoDB -- shorter field names, barely hundreds of ops/s when not in RAM, updates hold a lock while they fetch the original from disk ... it's a pretty grim story. (via Artur Bergman) Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism? -- focus is absolutely necessary if we are to gain knowledge. We will be ignoramuses indeed, if we merely...

Four short links: 5 May 2011

By Nat Torkington
May 5, 2011

Why We Chose MongoDB for Guardian.co.uk (SlideShare) -- they're using MongoDB's flexible schema, as schema upgrades were pain in their previous system (Oracle). I think of these as the database equivalent of dynamic typing in languages like Perl and Ruby. (via Paul Rowe) Solving Problems with Visual Analytics -- This book is the result of a community effort of...

What VMware's Cloud Foundry announcement is about

By Andy Oram
April 13, 2011

By now, the popular APIs for IaaS have been satisfactorily emulated so that you can move your application fairly easily from one vendor to another. But until now, the PaaS situation was much more closed.

Strata Gems: Try MongoDB without installing anything

By Edd Dumbill
December 1, 2010

Want to dip your toes into the world of NoSQL databases? In the first of our Strata Gems series, find out how explore MongoDB through your web browser.

Mongo Boston: fast progress, with hitches in the cloud, Map/Reduce

By Andy Oram
September 21, 2010

Microsoft's Azure design interfere with running multiple MongoDB servers. Map/Reduce works, but not as fast as it should. MongoDB continues to grow in features and popularity.

CouchDB and MongoDB announce new products involving replication

CouchDB and MongoDB announce new products involving replication
By Andy Oram
August 10, 2010

CouchDB announced an Android app that downloads a CouchDB database to the device, while MongoDB adds auto-sharding and replication sets to its product.

MongoDB experts model the move from a relational database to MongoDB

By Andy Oram
April 8, 2010

Because the MySQL conference starts next week and O'Reilly just released a pre-publication version of MongoDB: The Definitive Guide, I decided to spice up discussion a bit by asking the authors about a common question: how to move from MySQL to MongoDB.

NoSQL: Staying for the feature presentation

By Andy Oram
March 12, 2010

I left the NoSQL Live conference in Boston with the impression that features rather than architecture drive the adoption of NoSQL projects.

NoSQL conference coming to Boston

By Andy Oram
February 24, 2010

On March 11 Boston will host a conference on the movement broadly known as NoSQL. This blog looks at who uses these projects and discusses the role of open source communities.


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