MongoDB and Python: A Simple Example

The code below demonstrates how to use Python to connect to a MongoDB database. I chose to use a cloud based instance of MongoDB provided free of charge by MongoLab.com. The script demonstrates how to: Use the PyMongo library to connect to a Mongo database Insert documents into a collection Display all of the documentsContinue reading “MongoDB and Python: A Simple Example”

Registration is Now Open for MongoDB University

Take free online courses from the creators of MongoDB. MongoDB University offers courses for both developers and DBAs. Seven week courses give you flexibility to work through material when it suits your schedule. Frequent assessments and check-ins by TAs and instructors help you verify your understanding. A certificate of completion confirms your membership in ourContinue reading “Registration is Now Open for MongoDB University”

IBM: Build a Twitter sentiment analysis application using Node.js modules

Build a Node.js application to analyze public reaction to any given topic on Twitter. This article includes a demo, sample code, and full instructions for creating a basic PaaS app, then adding sentiment analysis to it and connecting it to Twitter. The app you build will use popular Node.js modules. You can reuse it anytimeContinue reading “IBM: Build a Twitter sentiment analysis application using Node.js modules”

Podcast: Learning XPages with Mark Myers and Matt White

Based on his recent blog entry about learning XPages, we brought Mark Myers on the show to discuss his approach to wrapping your head around XPages, especially coming at it as a person with a strong Java background. Matt White was also on the podcast to offer the perspective of someone who has been helpingContinue reading “Podcast: Learning XPages with Mark Myers and Matt White”

Video: Scaling your website with Memcached

Hopefully by now you had a chance to listen to Mark Myers of the London Developer Co-Op talk about NoSQL and Memcached on Episode 142 of The Taking Notes podcast. As I learn more about NoSQL solutions including MongoDB and Memcached I want to share with you some of my favorite info tidbits. In thisContinue reading “Video: Scaling your website with Memcached”