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Building Spatial Back-ends with Node.js and MongoDB
Submitted by Shekhar Gulati (@shekhargulati) on Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate
To help developers build scalable location aware node.js applications
Location Aware apps are everywhere and we use them heavily in our day to day life. You have seen the stuff that Foursquare has done with spatial and you want some of that hotness for your app. But, where to start? In this session, we will build a location aware app using HTML 5 on the client and scalable Node.js + MongoDB on the server side. This session will teach you how to take advantage of MongoDB's spatial indexing support as you build your own cloud-hosted app on OpenShift, Red Hat's Open Source platform as a service. OpenShift aims to provide Mongo developers with the ability to use a wide variety of programming languages, and offers MongoDB command line access, and integrated support for installing RockMongo in a single command. By the end of this session you will have all the information necessary for writing your own location based app.