NoSQL

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

Using Redis to Store Information in Python Applications

A temporary data store for everything from session variables to chat queues

We're hacking into the new year strong over here at Hackers and Slackers, and we've got plenty of new gifts to play with in the process. Nevermind how Santa manages to fit physically non-existent SaaS products under the Christmas tree. We ask for abstract enterprise software every year, and this time we happened to get a little red box.

If

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toddJan 15
Jan 05
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Complex Features in MongoDB Cloud: Add Image Tags with AI

Using functions, webhooks, and values to utilize external APIs.

Friends, family, and most importantly, strangers: I approach you today with a tale of renewed inspiration. After loudly broadcasting my own confusion and mediocre ability to actually implement an effective cloud via MongoDB Stitch, my ineptitude has been answered with an early Christmas gift.

My incessant complaining gained some acknowledgement from a couple of folks over at MongoDB. Perhaps the

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Dec 14
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MongoDB Stitch Serverless Functions

A crash course in MongoDB Cloud’s bread and butter: serverless functions

At times, I've found my opinion of MongoDB Atlas and MongoDB Stitch to waver between two extremes. Sometimes I'm struck by the allure of a cloud which fundamentally disregards schemas (wooo no schema party!). Other times, such as when Mongo decides to upgrade to a new version and you find all your production instances broken, I like the ecosystem a

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Nov 26
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Stitch's “Query Anywhere”: Executing Business Logic via Frontend

MongoDB Stitch vs the impossible: secure database queries via frontend JS

Some tools are simply the right tool for the job. I imagine this must have been the thinking behind the wave of JSON-like NoSQL databases at their peak, and even so today. If we figure we’ll be passing information as JSON to an endpoint, to then have it structured into a schema, only to be promptly broken down again

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Nov 23
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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 to hack together an awful workflow that somehow utilized Tableau as an ETL tool to feed JIRA information into Mongo.

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toddJan 15
Nov 15
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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 after developing new features in production environments," but I can't really complain thus-far. If you're not familiar, MongoDB Atlas is

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toddJan 15
Jul 31
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