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MongoLab Now Supports Two-Factor Authentication

(Updated: 2014-01-08 Two-factor authentication is now GA) Here at MongoLab, security is one of our foremost concerns.  Part of our stewardship of our users’ data, in addition to keeping it accessible and intact, is doing our best to secure it against unauthorized access. Today, as part of that effort, we are excited to announce our […]

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Nodestack

We’re excited be part of the Oct 17 Nodestack.org online conference with Joyent, Clock Ltd, 10gen, and Nodejitsu. What is Nodestack? If you’re a Web developer you may have felt the same thing in the last year or so: Javascript is winning. More precisely, Joyent’s Node.js, supported by 10gen’s JSON-centric MongoDB database for persistence is […]

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PaaS and DBaaS as tools

At MongoLab we’re obsessed with software tools to get stuff done.  DBaaS and PaaS represent new tools in a developer’s toolbox.  To borrow a 1997 Steve Jobs metaphor below, writing an app is like constructing a building.  And a good building tool (in the then newly acquired NeXT case, OpenStep) “lets you start developing your […]

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Why is MongoDB wildly popular? It’s a data structure thing.

Updated 11/7/14: Fixed typos “Show me your code and conceal your data structures, and I shall continue to be mystified. Show me your data structures, and I won’t usually need your code; it’ll be obvious.” – Eric Raymond, in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, 1997 Linguistic innovation The fundamental task of programming is telling a computer how to do […]

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