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ElasticSearch on EC2 in Less Than 60 Seconds

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Curious to see what all the ElasticSearch hubbub is about? Wanna see it in action without a lot of elbow grease? Then look no further, friend – in less than 60 seconds, I’ll show you how to install ElasticSearch on an AWS AMI. You’ll first need an AWS account along with an SSH key pair. If you don’t already have ...

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The Democratization of Search

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Over the past year and a half, I’ve watched ElasticSearch grow from a seemingly part-time code experiment into a thriving ecosystem. Not only has the number of client libraries grown from 1 to over 25 (and counting!); it’s now a commercially sponsored project to the tune of $34 million (a $10M series A and a $24M series B) with 200,000 ...

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Comprehending the Mobile Development Landscape

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There’s no shortage of mobile growth statistics, but here’s a few specific ones paint an overall picture of mobility: Roughly 87% of the worlds population has a mobile device Earlier this year, Facebook claimed an astounding 488 million mobile monthly active users Android’s user base is growing by 700,000 subscribers a day         These three facts clearly ...

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MongoDB From the Trenches: Masochistic Embedded Collections

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MongoDB supports rich documents that can include, among other things, embedded documents. This feature embodies a has-a relationship quite nicely and can, if modeled properly, reduce the number of finds required to ascertain certain data as there are no joins in Mongo. As classic example of embedding a collection of documents inside a parent document is contact addresses (i.e. mailing, ...

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Modeling Mongo Documents With Mongoose

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Without a doubt, one of the quickest ways to build an application that leverages MongoDB is with Node. It’s as if the two platforms were made for each other; the sheer number of Node libraries available for dealing with Mongo is testimony to a vibrant, innovative community. Indeed, one of my favorite Mongo focused libraries these days is Mongoose. Briefly, ...

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MongoDB From the Trenches: Prudent Production Planning

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While starting out with MongoDB is super easy, there are few things you should keep in mind as you move from a development environment into a production one. No one wants to get paged at 3am because a customer can’t complete an order on your awesome e-commerce site because your database isn’t responding fast enough or worse, is down. Planning ...

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