How to Build a MongoDB Driver

Kyle Banker, Software Engineer, MongoDB

December 9 2011

Desperate for COBOL support for MongoDB but the community isn’t responding? Well, you can build your own driver! There are currently dozens of drivers for MongoDB in most modern languages. In this talk, we’ll cover the driver architecture, how they connect to replica sets and handle failover, and how they serialize BSON. We'll also discuss the wire protocol and the cool features therein.