Eric Redmond

Articles by Eric Redmond

Connect to MongoHQ

In the first of many posts to simplify connecting to MongoHQ, we’re providing sample code for many programming languages, frameworks and setups (replica sets, slaveOk, etc). These examples all assume that your MongoHQ connection string is set in an e…

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Some MongoHQ Screenshots

I planned to write a long, drawn out post about MongoHQ’s new webapp design that we’re rolling out to select customers today. I planned to entice you with juicy words. But since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are 4000 words about our new c…

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APIs Are Beautiful Things

A good design keeps end-users in mind to craft a first-rate user experience (UX): straightforward workflow, clutter reduction, beautiful and joyful to use, and thousands other good rules of thumb. A good API follows many of the same rules. But rather…

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MongoHQ European Invasion

MongoHQ is preparing to span the globe and, like all domination plans, it begins with Europe. We have for quite some time dedicated plans in Europe on a limited basis. MongoHQ has just launched replica set plans to the European West AWS datacenter, b…

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MongoHQ on AppFog

After months of coordination and rumors, today I’m happy to announce that MongoHQ is a supported add-on for AppFog (you may be familiar with their first offering: PHPFog). MongoHQ was founded on the idea that data management should be easy—so develop…

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MongoDB 2.0 Upgrade

We’ve spent the past few weeks diligently upgrading many of our databases to Mongo 2.0. The big news is that next we are upgrading all of our free plans next week. Save the date: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at 8:00am PST Why Are We Upgrading? MongoDB 2.0…

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MongoDB Cost Breakdown

No conversation about hosted MongoDB can be complete without someone bringing up cost. Though generally not a software team’s number one concern–it’s certainly in the top three. You could argue that someone who works for a hosted database service sho…

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Mongo in San Francisco

If you missed us in Seattle, most the MongoHQ team will be in San Francisco for the largest MongoDB conference ever. Seven tracks - one day. Seriously huge. So stop by our booth and say hello, and you’ll get a special prize. A seriously special prize…

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Hello Seattle

Jason and Eric will be holding a 30 minute session divulging all of our hitherto secret information on how to index properly. This is wild, real-world stuff you won’t get from the manuals. This presentation will be held in the second best Northwest c…

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A Lot Going On

Although MongoHQ has been around for nearly two years, our focus has been entirely on building amazing infrastuctures, dependable processes, solid tools, and generally learning how to invent a brand-new type of industry. These things are important, a…

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