GIANT Stories at MongoDB

Solving the Rube Goldberg Challenge - Eliot's MongoDB World Weekly Challenge Week 6

As we came to the last week of Eliot's MongoDB World Weekly Challenge, we wanted to challenge your creativity by asking you to create a digital Rube Goldberg machine that used Stitch and as many APIs and services as possible. We had some great entries and the one that tickled us the most also had some of the most intricate code we saw in the entries, it stood out as a winner.

Building a MongoDB Billing Dashboard - Part 2

In the second part of this two part article, Ronan Bohan shows you how to use turn the billing data from part one into stylish and informative dashboards full of insight.

Building a MongoDB Billing Dashboard - Part 1

In this two part article, Ronan Bohan shows how to use MongoDB Atlas, the Atlas API, Stitch, and Charts to create a billing dashboard to report on your own organisations MongoDB use. It's a deep dive into the power of MongoDB Atlas.

Stitch Triggers Get Scheduled

Stitch Triggers are powerful tools letting you run functions automatically when some change happens in your database or when a particular authentication event occurs. There is, though, another workflow where you may want to run functions automatically - at particular times of the day and regularly. This workflow applies to, for example, an evening consolidation run, an early morning validation, an afternoon report, or pulling fresh data regularly from an API. Now, a new breed of Stitch Trigger is answering that need. Say hello to the Scheduled Stitch Trigger.

How to create Dynamic Custom Roles with MongoDB Stitch

None of us want to write lots of code to control what data each user can access. In most cases, you can set up your data access controls in seconds by using Stitch's built-in templates. Stitch also lets you create custom rules that you tailor to your application and schema – this post creates such a rule, querying a second collection when deciding whether to allow a user to insert a document.

Stitching Sheets: Using MongoDB Stitch To Create An API For Data In Google Sheets

Thanks to MongoDB Stitch, it is easier than ever to integrate web services with MongoDB. In this example, we are going to use it to make calendar data flow between Google Sheets and MongoDB, complete with Google Sheets menus and an optional slack bot to access the data in MongoDB.

Build a Slack App in 10 minutes with MongoDB Stitch

Slack is not only the fastest growing startup in history, but it's also an app by the same name and one of the most popular communication tools in use today. We use it extensively at MongoDB to foster efficient communications between teams and across the company. We're not alone. It seems like every developer I encounter uses it in their company as well.

One interesting thing about Slack (and there are many) is its extensibility. There are several ways you can extend Slack. Building chatbots, applications that interface with the communication service and extending Slack through the introduction of additional commands called "slash commands" that enable Slack users to communicate with external services. In this article, we'll build a simple slash command that enables users to store and retrieve data in and from a MongoDB database. I'm always finding interesting information on the internet that I want to share with my team members so let's build an application we'll call URL Stash that will store interesting URLs for later retrieval via a Slack slash command.

The Top 5 Reasons to attend a MongoDB.local conference

I recently attended (and spoke at!) my first MongoDB.local (or .local for short) in Dallas, Texas. If you've been wondering if it's worth taking a day out of your busy schedule to attend one, the answer is, "Yes!" Here are my top 5 reasons why.

Replace tedious coding with MongoDB Stitch and public APIs

Do away with tedious, generic application code using public web APIs and MongoDB Stitch. This post shows how to use the Stitch HTTP service, a Stitch Function, and a public API to validate form data in a website.

MongoDB Stitch - Saving developers from chores

MongoDB Stitch can save developers' time by letting you build on a solid cloud foundation of application-centric services. We'll explain, practically, how it can work for you in this article and relieve you of the chores of coding a world-class app.

As a developer, you know you don't want to burn up precious time doing what are basically chores. They may be complex chores when implemented properly, but they are chores nevertheless. Chores take up valuable development time. In this article, we'll show how MongoDB Stitch can save you from these chores and speed up your development...