Combining mongoDB collections to show on one page

In my current project, I'm displaying a country's corruption trend from from Transparency International alongside Kiva loans. Since both of these data sets have different refresh intervals and sources, I do a mongoImport to get them into the database. Example records: The data is pretty clean at the get-go with a logical join on the Continue Reading →

Quick primer on MongoDB from a SQL nerd – part one

In my free time, I'm exploring the MEAN stack. My previous employer had a few teams running Node.JS & MongoDB and the resulting products and team-velocity looked slick! I'm following "Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js" by Jason Krol. Getting Started with MongoDB For this play-instance, I'm using a t2.micro Ubuntu instance (free-tier eligible) on... Continue Reading →

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