Mark Ramm tells the story of why SourceForge needed to redesigned its site, why they chose MongoDB, how it compared to other possible solutions, the problems encountered, how they fixed them, and overall lessons learned. Ramm also responds to various questions coming from the audience.
Mark Ramm is an web developer who's interested in everything from making everyday development easier to scalability and high traffic websites. He's the BDFL of TurboGears 2, and is leading the charge to modernize the tech stack at GeekNet for sourceforge.org.
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MongoDB (not) faster than CouchDB
It is unclear whether having chosen MongoDB, he tried to annexe some of their technical expertise as consultants on the project. With so many unknowns in the project, I feel he should have attempted to involve supplier expertise more - especially once the technolofy suppliers were chosen.