PRESENTATION - June 27, 2018

How an Idea Becomes a MongoDB Feature

Speaker: Ian Whalen
In the 4.0 release, the 70+ engineers of the MongoDB Server team worked on 46 unique projects ranging from multi-month affairs like Transactions to single day tweaks like improving logging on mongos. This talk will take you through the lifecycle of one such project, $convert, to explain how MongoDB takes an idea from inspiration ("We need type conversions!") to a fully implemented and tested feature ready for release. Along the way you will:

  1. Learn about the rigor applied in the scope, design, implementation and test phases of every feature.
  2. Learn development processes to consider applying to your own team.
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