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Moving On From MongoDB

The last seven years, I have worked with, and for, MongoDB. I have seen it grow from a small start-up, then called 10gen, with fewer than a hundred people, into a NASDAQ listed company with over a thousand employees. But now, after all these years, it's time for me to move on.

I've learned a lot, and I have worked with very good people. In these seven years I rewrote the PHP driver (twice), wrote an HHVM driver (remember HHVM?), and implemented time zone support in the MongoDB server. I will be leaving the PHP driver for MongoDB in Jeremy's and other colleagues' capable hands.

I have come to greatly admire both the engineers at MongoDB, as well as the technology that we all created. I am a big fan of MongoDB, and will continue to speak and write about it.

What's next for me? That I'll explain in my next post.


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