A review of the year in articles continues...
In July, we announced some big news as Compose joined IBM. It was a major milestone in Compose's history but even a huge event like that wasn't going to slow down the Compose development train. Moving from Spring into the Summer we...
- Promoted RethinkDB 2.1 to production-ready on Compose
- Updated our open source Transporter, first to version 0.0.4 to add control and then to version 0.1.0 Released with namespace-aware data transfer
- Added V8 support to PostgreSQL (and enhanced our whitelist filters)
- Launched a Syslog-NG logging addon and made the New Relic addon available on more databases
- Got our company mascot Rocco to introduce himself
Write Stuff launched
But the other thing we did was launch Write Stuff, a program for people who want to write about databases and their experiences and be mentored and rewarded for doing that. As part of Write Stuff, there was a readers' vote which saw Simple Index Checking with PostgreSQL get a $500 bonus. Other Write Stuff articles included:
- Building and breaking replica sets in MongoDB
- Why Your Startup Should Be Using a Database as a Service
- Common misconceptions about locking in PostgreSQL
- Graph Data With MongoDB
- MongoDB: To Use Schemas or Not?
Think you have the right stuff for Write Stuff? Check out the Write Stuff page and get your idea for an article in. We're in the middle of cycle 2 right now.
Practical articles and future views and hints
As well as inviting people to write for us, we kept up our mission to inform. There were the practical articles:
- Why (and how to) Redis with your MongoDB
- Transporter Driving: Restoring and Extracting
- To Go from RSS to Elasticsearch
- RethinkDB and SSL - Think secure
- Autossh for persistent database connectivity
- Why You're Going To Like Our New MongoDB Deployments
- Compose PostgreSQL - Making users and more
- PostgreSQL - Series, Random and With
- Do you MEAN it?
We also looked forward to forthcoming database technology - we had a overview of some PostgreSQL 9.5 features and a close look at what was due in MongoDB 3.2. Compose Articles also kept track of important drivers too such as GoRethink 1.0 and MongoDB's Ruby Driver 2.1.0. We weren't averse to some deep diving and bug hunting either when we wrote One Missing Key & How it Broke Node.js & MongoDB+.
But there was much more to come – we even hinted at it with an article etcd Introduced. We'd reveal all on that in October to December....