As October comes to its traditional end (BOO!) so does the first cycle of Write Stuff at Compose. Regular readers will remember that back in July we announced our programme to bring new writers on databases onboard - each new writer who got an article published got $200 cash and $200 of Compose database credit. There were plenty of submissions for us to work through and in all seven writers got their articles published.
We want to reward the best of the best and for that we need your help. We've collected all seven articles of cycle one together and we want you to pick your favourite. Over the next week, we'll gather the results and then, in combination with a panel of judges at Compose, we'll select the article that will have got its author the $500 bonus. So check out the articles below, pick the one that you liked best and vote - and optionally, leave your email address for a chance to win some Compose swag. So get reading and refresh your memory...
- Matt Barr - Simple Index Checking with PostgreSQL
- Alex Kilpatrick - Building and breaking replica sets in MongoDB
- Almog Koren - Why Your Startup Should Be Using a Database as a Service
- Igor Ribeiro Lima - Graph Data With MongoDB
- Rob Ludwig - MongoDB: To Use Schemas or Not?
- Gary Sieling - Comparing Hosted Database Performance
- Robert M. Wysocki - Common misconceptions about locking in PostgreSQL
Read the articles above and then select your favourite on the voting slip below - closing date for votes is Thursday 5th November:
Do you have something you want to write about? If you would like to take part in Write Stuff, you'll find more details on the programme page. The second cycle starts on November 1st and runs till the end of January.
For cycle two we are open to all ideas for database related articles, from how-tos to why-nots, from first steps to deep dives. If it's your first time writing and you have a subject or topic you know well, write about that. If you are new to writing but have an idea, we can help with some light touch mentoring to get you going in the right direction. This cycle we are especially on the lookout for articles on any of our current database offering and we're widening the scope to include the new Compose infrastructure offerings, etcd and RabbitMQ.