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 net/http library for routing and serving and mgo as a MongoDB driver. The simple Go … Continue reading A Simple Go Web App on Heroku with MongoDB on MongoHQ

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 for simple text searches. So, what did we want to do? We had the following … Continue reading MongoDB text indexing in action

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 about map re-reduce. And there is even lesser information about how to work with multiple … Continue reading MongoDB Map Re-Reduce and joins – performance tuning