This is the first in a 4-part series by Grant Shipley, Cloud Evangelist for Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform-as-a-service. Grant’s series will cover the development of “Beershift”, a mobile app for iPhone and Android built using Titanium, OpenShift and MongoDB. MongoDB makes a great companion to this mobile application given its ability to shard store JSON documents with little data manipulation required. In this blog post, we will go over the background of the application and discuss the features we plan to build.
I started developing iOS based applications shortly after the arrival of the iPhone on the market. Having... Read More >
This is a guest post by James Chesters, Community Manager for Skills Matter
MongoDB blew through London last week like an Oxfordshire twister — bringing talks and a practical tutorial to the community. Skills Matter’s Progressive NOSQL Tutorials offered three days of NOSQL talks and hands-on workshops, and wearing the MongoDB mantle was 10gen’s own Chris Harris, along with David Mytton of Server Density.
Chris Harris presented on MongoDB and Document Databases, answering burning questions like “What is a document database?” “Why was MongoDB created?” and “Why did they call it that?” before moving on to schema design,... Read More >
With just two weeks to go, MongoNYC is coming up fast. With four tracks and over 50 sessions, you’ll have a lot to choose from at the event. Here are some tips to help you get prepared—and excited—for the event on May 23rd.
1. Schedule an ...Ask the Expertsâ€œ Session
MongoDB days are an excellent opportunity to speak with MongoDB's core contributors who remain the foremost experts on the database. At MongoNYC, we'll be hosting ...Ask the Expertsâ€œ sessions to offer you specialized, 15 minute sessions with 10gen's engineers. Spots are limited so sign up now before the... Read More >
In April, 10gen pledged $1 for every MongoNYC ticket sold to HackNY to help further its mission of bringing tech talent in New York City. To amplify our contribution to HackNY, 10gen along with the Prince Building Tech Talks, will be hosting a fundraiser for HackNY at foursquare on Thursday May 16. At the event, we will host future HackNY fellows and celebrate New York City tech. It’s not too late to sign up and show your commitment to New York City tech.
This past Friday, 10gen hosted the 3rd annual MongoSF at the Mission Bay Conference Center. MongoSF featured over 1,000 attendees and over 50 presentations from 10gen engineers and production users such as Stripe, Github, Jetlore, eBay, Wordnik, and Craigslist.
10gen CEO and MongoDB core contributor Dwight Merriman greeted the crowd for the opening Keynote and offered a session on MongoDB 2.2 internals.
This is a guest post by Mark Baker, Product Manager, Ubuntu Server at Canonical
April sees the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This is a Long Term Support Release, which means that support and updates will be provided free of charge for 5 years from launch. The new release will feature improved deployment of MongoDB on Ubuntu.
The 12.04 represents a juncture in the switch to new technologies. Since 10.04, the last LTS release, the technology world has changed enormously. Two years ago, cloud was something that people had heard about and were starting to investigate. NoSQL and... Read More >
We're excited to announce that 10gen has been profiled in Gartner's “Cool Vendors in Information Infrastructure and Big Data, 2012 reportâ€œ (April 2012). This year's report, authored by analysts Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg and W. Roy Schulte, draws attention to the key emerging vendors in information infrastructure who are tackling various aspects of “big dataâ€œ. Gartner identifies MongoDB's high-performance features as the right solution for ...CIOs, IT architects, and developers looking for agile development and flexible schema design that enhances developer productivityâ€œ.
10gen President Max Scherison comments: ...We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner confirmation of... Read More >
Some of the most impressive MongoDB products have come from the open source community. Projects like the Node.js Driver, Mongoose and Mongoengine have become the backbone to many MongoDB apps in production and have helped support the developer community all over the world, and we want to see more!
For the month of May, we’ll be hosting a world-wide hack contest for Open Source tools built on or connected to MongoDB. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting our wishlist for potential MongoDB projects and additional patches and contributions. The winner of the contest receive... Read More >