Testing MongoDB Replica Pairs with Perl

I was just fixing this, and it’s a pain to setup/test, so I figured I’d put up what I did here, so at least I’d never have to figure it out again.  So, start two db servers and an arbiter: $ mkdir ~/data1 $ mkdir ~/data2 $ $ ./mongod –pairwith localhost:27018 –arbiter localhost:27019 –dbpath ~/data1Continue reading “Testing MongoDB Replica Pairs with Perl”

I’m going to Brazil!

I have been invited to speak at Latinoware 2009!  It’s October 22-24th and I’m giving a talk on non-relational databases in general, MongoDB in particular.  I’ll be giving it in English, but it’s going to be simulcast in Spanish and Portugese. I’ve never been to South America, and I’m so excited.  The conference is rightContinue reading “I’m going to Brazil!”

Soccer: No Slimy GirlS Allowed!

Now, I love playing soccer, which I haven’t gotten to do much since high school. Recently, someone created a pickup soccer game meetup for IT professionals (http://www.meetup.com/soccer-nyc/).  What with it being geeks+soccer, this sounded awesome, so I requested to join.  Denied! Your request to join NYC Turquoise IT – Soccer For IT Professionals has beenContinue reading “Soccer: No Slimy GirlS Allowed!”

How do you make the web reliable?

Andrew and I were talking this morning about how we can count on the New York Times to be accurate, but an article linked to by Reddit is often horribly biased.  We began thinking about how to hold the web accountable, and we came up with a nifty idea.  Make it a wiki/competition/social network.  Here’sContinue reading “How do you make the web reliable?”

CouchDB vs. MongoDB Benchmark

Edit (9/1/10): this benchmark is old, silly, and should probably be ignored in favor of more recent and representative ones. I don’t want to take it down for historical purposes, but seriously people, it was never a good benchmark, it’s over a year old at this point, and both databases have changed a lot. EditContinue reading “CouchDB vs. MongoDB Benchmark”

Because we are the Mutha Flippin Win

I’ve been keeping records of funny and nice things people have said about MongoDB. A lot of them can be found at http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/User+Feedback, but there are some good ones that weren’t quite… “right” for the official page. So, slightly off-color, biased, or weird quotes ahoy: Mailing list: “Guys at Redmond should get a long courseContinue reading “Because we are the Mutha Flippin Win”