Tag Archives: mongoDB

A Simple Go Web App on Heroku with MongoDB on MongoHQ

Go is an extremely clean and fun language to work with and has a bunch of handy, modular, well documented packages out of the box. We can easily build a small web app using pure Go for handler functions, the … Continue reading

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MongoDB text indexing in action

Recently, I had a good use-case to use MongoDB text-indexing and I gave it a shot. I found it to be pretty awesome – even though its not have full-fledged text-search engine capabilities (like facets etc.) it does the job … Continue reading

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MongoDB Map Re-Reduce and joins – performance tuning

“Why do we use map reduce in MongoDB? Cos it doesn’t support joins.” –  And everybody believes that now! I decided that it was time to try something different. I was amazed to see how little there is on the net … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 and MongoDB configuration for great performance

Sometimes, we prefer using Amazon EC2 directly for our Rails stack. No offense  to Heroku but we need a more controlled environment; and no offense to EngineYard as they don’t support MongoDB on their environment as yet. We were faced … Continue reading

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Geolocation, Rails and MongoDB- a recipe for success

‘Geolocation’ seems to be the best dish being served today. Every web-portal, every mobile app wants to be sensitive to a persons location. Everyone wants to see information that is ‘relative’ or location sensitive. Whether its a deal portal, travel … Continue reading

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