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On Developing MongoDB for the Last 5 Years - Author of the MongoDB Refcard

01.21.2013
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If you haven't already, you should check out DZone's latest Refcard, titled "MongoDB: Flexible NoSQL for Humongous Data  ."  This card is a handy reference for anyone who plans on using 10gen's popular open-sourced NoSQL solution.  The Refcard was authored by Kristina Chodorow, a 10gen employee who has been working with Mongo for the last 5 years and co-author of O'Reilly's MongoDB: The Definitive Guide.  Kristina was kind enough to answer a few questions about the Refcard.  Enjoy.

DZone: Tell us about your expertise with MongoDB - what's your professional background?

Kristina Chodorow:  I've been working on MongoDB for the last 5 years.  I've worked on the client libraries, the MongoDB kernel, and done lots of user support and consulting.  I've also written a couple of books on MongoDB for O'Reilly.

DZone: What are some interesting projects you're working on now or will be working on in the future?

Kristina Chodorow:  I'm currently working on MongoDB's query optimizer.  We're reworking a lot of the query internals to be able to choose indexes more intelligently and use more indexes per query.  I'm also working on the second edition to MongoDB: The Definitive Guide.

DZone: MongoDB has grown to become a popular NoSQL solution - what do you think sets it apart?

Kristina Chodorow:  I think a lot of MongoDB's success is because it's easy-to-use.  There's a lot of talk about scaling, speed, and features that get people to try it, but I think most people stick with it because they realize they can get their work done much faster and easier with it.

DZone: Please give readers a quick descriptions of what they will get from this Refcard.

Kristina Chodorow: This card contains a list of the most commonly used tidbits developers need to know when using MongoDB: query, update, and aggregation operators and a variety of options and setup tips.

DZone: What are some interesting tech reads that you want to suggest to DZone readers?

Kristina Chodorow: How to Spot a Psychopath (http://www.howtospotapsychopath.com) has great, crazy experiments about everything from electronics to explosives.  Server Density (http://blog.serverdensity.com) has super-useful posts on deploying MongoDB and server admin in general.  My coworker Jesse Jiryu Davis has an awesome blog (http://emptysquare.net) that covers Zen and hardcore Python development.

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Roger Ball replied on Wed, 2013/01/23 - 3:06pm

 Hi There Kristina.

    I read with interest your comment on DZone, about Mongo: "There's a lot of talk about scaling, speed, and features that get people to try it, but I think most people stick with it because they realize they can get their work done much faster and easier..."

Do you have any studies that have metrics around the faster and easier aspect of Mongo?


Thanks

Roger

Senior Software Engineer


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