Hackers and Slackers

NoSQL

Schemaless data for gunslingers. Heavily focused on databases such as MongoDB, as well as hosting said databases as cloud instances.

MongoDB Cloud: "Backend as a Service" with Atlas & Stitch

MongoDB's silent transformation from an open-source database to enterprise cloud provider

Unless you've been living under a rock (or only visit this site via work-related Google Searches, like most people) you've probably heard me drone on here and there about MongoDB Atlas and MongoDB Stitch. I even went so far as

NoSQL Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Nov 15
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MongoDB Stitch Serverless Functions

A crash course in Mongo's undocumented cloud offering.

I've been finding my opinion of MongoDB Atlas and MongoDB Stitch wavering between two extremes lately. Sometimes I find ease of querying a cloud Database securely on the front-end to be a refreshing pleasure. Other times, such as when Mongo

NoSQL Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Aug 07
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Using MongoDB Atlas as your Flask Database

Since you prefer using Python and Flask, I’ll assume we both prefer enjoyable dev.

It's been roughly a year since MongoDB launched their Stitch "back-end as a service" product, and I've been tinkering with Mongo on the cloud ever since. Alright fine,  "tinkering with" may better be described as  "accidentally became dependent on it

Flask Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Jul 31
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Building our Kanban Board

Building a JIRA Board Widget, Pt 3

Welcome back! If you've checked out the projects section lately, you may have noticed something new. Go ahead, check it out. I'll wait here.

That's right, a real life Kanban board! This board has been created using nothing but front-end

NoSQL Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Jun 12
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Extending Your App with MongoDB Stitch

Building a JIRA Board Widget, Pt 2

Greetings and welcome to another episode of wasting your summer building apps. Today we'll continue our quest of embedding a JIRA Kanban board, but we'll be focused mostly on integrating with MongoDB Atlas and its seemingly undersold counterpart: MongoDB Stitch

NoSQL Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Jun 04
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JIRA Analysis in Tableau

Building a JIRA Board Widget, Pt 1

Greetings to all my feathered friends upon this fine Memorial day weekend. Seeing as how you're here, it appears as though we have a lot in common. Namely, we've chosen to spend our three-day weekends on the internet, as opposed

Tableau Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd May 27
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