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How We Use Infrastructure as Code in HDB Cloud


Why Infrastructure as Code? Earlier this year we launched HarperDB Cloud, a fully-managed, cloud-hosted version of HarperDB. We wanted HarperDB Cloud to be a fast and low-friction way to get HarperDB. Sign up, answer a couple of questions, and a few minutes later you have a working instance of HarperDB. To make this happen, we understood that … Continued

Python Explained (By a Non-Developer)


Another week, another “Explained By a Non-Developer” blog! Are you tired of ‘em yet? This round is dedicated to another cult favorite programming language, Python. Before I did any research on Python these are the things I could tell you about it (or at least things I thought I knew): It’s loved by many, and … Continued

MongoDB to HarperDB Migrator: Tutorial


As you may already know, our goal at HarperDB is to be the easiest, most user-friendly, and intuitive database there is. Keeping in line with this, along with the many resources, features, and packages that come with HarperDB, we recently launched the HarperDB Migrator tool. The HarperDB Migrator allows you to quickly and easily replicate … Continued

SQL Explained (By a Non-Developer)


Welcome to the second installment of Developer lingo explained by a non-developer. How do you follow up with a term so widely used and intricate to modern development, like JavaScript? I decided to take it back to a more tried and true function within software development, SQL. SQL stands for Structured Query Language and is used … Continued

Databases in Coding Schools, Yay or Nay?


Over the last several months, I’ve been doing qualitative research into the coding school / developer education space. Specifically investigating if, how, and why coding programs incorporate databases into their curriculum. While there were of course some differences based on location, size, and emphasis, there were also a few interesting commonalities. I thought I’d share my … Continued

Extending HarperDB: Powered by the Community


A database, or perhaps any technology, is only as powerful as it is flexible. Some technologies and tools have great functionality but they make it difficult for the user- forcing them to adapt something on their end in order to access and/or accommodate the technology. While this may work for some folks, that’s not how … Continued

Our New Approach to Role Permissions


In our 2.2.0 version release this week, we made major changes to the way role permissions are managed and used in HarperDB.   Prior to this release, we used permissions as a way to explicitly identify schema items to restrict role access to. In our new release, we have flipped that paradigm and now use … Continued