Quickest way to get going with Node.js and MongoDB – using the mongodb Node driver and a free MongoDB instance in the cloud with mLab

Lucas Jellema

While preparing for a workshop on Node.js, I ran into the by far quickest way to get some a simple Node.js application  running against a  MongoDB database. I stumbled into mLab (https://mlab.com/) for database hosting. This company offers various plans for cloud based MongoDB environments – including a free plan […]

Kafka Streams and NodeJS – Consuming and periodically reporting in Node.JS on the results from a Kafka Streams streaming analytics application

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In several previous articles on Apache Kafka, Kafka Streams and Node.JS for interacting with Apache Kafka, I have described how to create a Node.JS application that publishes messages to a Kafka Topic (based on entries in a CSV file), how to create a simple Kafka Streams Java application that processes […]

Application Container Cloud and Multi Tenant Services – Oracle embracing 3rd party technologies and open source projects

Lucas Jellema

The Oracle PaaS cloud is turning into the next generation application server platform. More specifically: Oracle has announced the roadmap for the Application Container Cloud Service (not to be confused with the plain Container Cloud Service which runs pre built Docker containers without looking into them). The Application Container Cloud […]