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MongoDB $weeklyUpdate #3: Breaks are a good thing

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi everyone!

Welcome to MongoDB $weeklyUpdate, a weekly digest of MongoDB tutorials, articles, and community spotlights! Hopefully everyone had a nice long we did with our update ๐Ÿ˜

Each week, we'll be sharing the latest and greatest MongoDB content and featuring our favorite community content too, curated by Adrienne Tacke at MongoDB:


๐Ÿ’ก ICYMI on the DevHub

Want to find the latest MongoDB tutorials and articles written for developers, by developers? Look no further than our DevHub!

MongoDB on the Raspberry Pi
Building an IoT device with a Raspberry Pi 3 or 4? Want a small MongoDB development server to try things out? Here's the definitive guide, written by Mark Smith, to getting the latest version of MongoDB installed and configured on your Raspberry Pi!


How to Integrate MongoDB Into Your Next.js App
Using Next.js in your next (ba dum tss ๐Ÿฅ) application? Learn how to easily integrate MongoDB into it with the official MongoDB package and this tutorial by Ado Kukic!


MongoDB Open & Free COVID-19 REST API has been updated!
Do you like free stuff? Do you like nice data sets for your pet projects & hackathons? Then checkout this awesome REST API built with the MongoDB Realm serverless platform. It's updated every hour with the latest data from
Johns Hopkins University, it's free to use, and it's by the awesome Maxime Beugnet!


GraphQL: The Easy Way to Do the Hard Stuff
Walk through this step-by-step tutorial with Karen Huaulme and Brian Leonard to build out an entire site using GraphQL and MongoDB! You'll automatically generate JSON schemas for your MongoDB collections, create types and resolvers, define custom query resolvers, and test your schema using the GraphQL interface inside MongoDB Atlas!

๐Ÿ“บ Last Week on Twitch

We stream tech tutorials, live coding, and talk to members of our community every Friday. Sometimes, we even stream twice a week! Be sure to follow us on Twitch to be notified of every stream!

Giving your users the ability to find exactly what they are looking for in your application is critical for a fantastic user experience. Now with MongoDB's new Atlas Search, we make that easier than ever.

Check out this demo-heavy stream with Karen Huaulme and Tom Gleitsmann where they scour the FIFA20 player dataset for the best players with the most impossible names to build their soccer dream team. Autocomplete, wildcard, and filters to find Ibrahimoviฤ‡ and Szczฤ™sny? No problem!

๐Ÿฟ Watch now

๐ŸŽฎ GameDev with MongoDB and Unity

It's been two weeks since our launch, which means two streams have gone live for our GameDev series!

Missed any? Don't worry, watch them now:

Episode 1: Designing a Strategy to Building a Game


Episode 2: Creating a User Profile Store with MongoDB Atlas

Episode 3 is on Sep 16, 10:30am PT, where we may begin dabbling in Unity! Join us in the chat and help us build this game!

๐Ÿ’ก And if you ever need to catch up on any of our streams, you can always find them on our Developer Hub or our Twitch Live Streams playlist!

๐ŸŽ™ Last Word on the MongoDB Podcast

Episode 17: This week, hosts Nic Raboy & Mike Lynn discuss sync, authentication, and other MongoDB Realm features that make mobile development simpler with Shane McAllister!

(Not listening on Spotify? We got you! We're most likely on your favorite podcast network, including Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, Podtail, and Listen Notes ๐Ÿ˜Š )

๐Ÿ‘ Community Spotlight

Every week, we pick interesting articles, questions, and more from all over the internet! Be sure to use the #MongoDB hashtag when posting on or leave a comment on my weekly Tweets. You might be featured in an upcoming edition!

Custom Function authentication and POST method


$jsonSchema operator in mongodb

DEV user Victory Osikwemhe has written a fantastic intro to the $jsonSchema operator. Check it out!


$search in $facet aggregation


Saving $70,000 a year on Atlas MongoDB

$70,000 is a lot of ๐Ÿ’ฐ! See how DEV user Daniel Londero did it! (Hint: may involve indexes)


Relationship between Atlas, MongoDB, and Cluster Providers

๐ŸŒ MongoDB DevRel around the Interwebz

Watch our team do their thang at various conferences, meetups, and podcasts around the world (virtually, for now).

๐Ÿ“… Upcoming

Sept 18th: DjangoCon Europe
Mark Smith will be kicking off DjangoCon Europe with the talk โ€œHow To Get On This Stage (And What To Do When You Get There)โ€!

Sept 18th: DjangoCon Europe
Aaron Bassett will be joining Mark at DjangoCon Europe (virtually!) as he gives his talk "Can't Get You Out of My Head"!

Sept 20: Geekcamp Singapore
Adrienne Tacke will help you overcome your fear of those black windows of nothingness in her talk "Don't be Afraid of the Terminal"!

Sept 25th: North East Remote Programming Conference 2020
Lauren Schaefer will be giving her talk "From Tables to Documentsโ€”Changing Your Database Mindset"!

๐Ÿ” Watch it again!

Sept 4: PyConAU
Aaron Bassett gave his talk (with beautiful slides!) "Can you keep a secret?"

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