Just had a really interesting and exaustive discussion about MongoDB with Dereck at the PHP London meetup.

It seems like a candidate for the next db refactor of the activity stream I’m working on for

I didn’t know that many websites (fuorsquare, github, craiglist) were already using it

and interesting talk about unicode by richard Johnson, with a bit of history and some example of what happens when the the encoding is wrongly set. I was already aware of those problems and solutions, but good to see some other working example, history and clarifications.