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MongoDB @ SourceForge



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

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Aug 26, 2010

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  • MongoDB (not) faster than CouchDB

    by Thomas Mueller,

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    If I understood correctly, the presentation says that writing to CouchDB is much slower than writing to MongoDB. The following blog post discusses this: (I'm not related to those projects)

  • Confusion

    by Stephen Devonald,

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    Mark is clearly an excellent protagonist of current improvements in technology, and I would accept that the 6 week timescale for thw project imposed a tight deadline (one that he may havw negotiated or refused!).

    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.

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