Fun With Mongo

Introduction

The last tech I got to have fun with on my vacation was MongoDB. It’s a NoSQL database, meaning, it doesn’t use the common SQL. It stands for “Not Only SQL”, but they market it to people like me so I call it “No SQL thank god”. Instead, it stores JSON objects which it calls documents. They’re stored as BSON: binary JSON.

Given my recent delusions of grandeur once I got login in Node + deployment of Node working, the world was my oyster, so I dove headlong into Mongo. Once I learned how to navigate to the real documentation, I felt right at home.

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Fun With Polymer 1.1

Introduction

I’ve spent the past 2 weeks of my vacation playing with JavaScript, Polymer, Node, Express, Restify, and Mongo. Today, I wanted to cover the fun I had with Polymer, Google’s web UI component framework, contrast it with other frameworks, and give my general impressions. From this you’ll have a firm understanding of what Polymer is for, how to use it, and what things to watch for.

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