September 2012 Archives

Fast datetimes in MongoDB

One of the most common complaints about the Perl MongoDB driver is that it tries to be a little too clever. In the current production release of (version 0.46.2 as of this writing), all datetime values retrieved by a query are automatically instantiated as DateTime objects.

The next release of will fix this problem, allowing for nearly tenfold speed increases under some circumstances. The details are available on my blog here: Fast datetimes In MongoDB.

MongoDB 0.46.1 Released

I'm happy to announce that version 0.46.1 of the Perl MongoDB driver has been released to CPAN! It should make its way to your local mirror soon. This release has mostly minor bugfixes and some housekeeping, but more and better stuff is coming down the line. I've written a detailed post about the release and future plans on my blog here: MongoDB 0.46.1 Released. Enjoy!

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user-pic Mike Friedman is a professional computer programmer living and working in the New York City area.