MongoDB Schema Discovery and Exploration with MongoChef

One of the great things that we love about MongoDB is of course that it is schema-less. This makes adapting your application to changing requirements a breeze. That said, your data will often have a fixed implicit schema – e.g. each document in your employees collection will likely always have a first and last name field. So, […]

What is new in MongoChef 4.2.0

Today we are very excited to announce that we have just released MongoChef 4.2.0! This release brings many improvements and new features you have asked for, for example: Improved SSH/SSL support We have significantly expanded our SSH/SSL support. We now support most ciphers, key exchange protocols, message authentication codes (MACs) as well as DER-encoded private keys. Option to […]

How to temporarily enable/disable stages in your MongoDB aggregation pipeline

With the release of MongoChef 4.1.1, we have a made it super-easy to quickly disable stages temporarily in your aggregation query. This often comes in very handy while debugging your aggregation query. To demonstrate this, let’s consider the following simple aggregation query on the City of Chicago’s publicly available housing database. Our aggregation pipeline consists of 4 stages: […]

What’s new in MongoChef 4.1.1

Today we are very excited to announce that we have just released MongoChef 4.1.1! This release brings many improvements and new features you have asked for, for example: Disabling of aggregation pipeline stages In the aggregation tab, it is now super-easy to disable certain stages temporarily from your aggregation pipeline. This is a very convenient feature when […]

What’s new in MongoChef 4.1.0

Great news everyone! Today, we just released MongoChef 4.1.0! This release brings many improvements and new features you have asked for, for example: Refresh GridFS view automatically after sort-by option selection has changed Previously, when you changed the sort-by option in your GridFS view, seemingly nothing would happen – because MongoChef waited for an explicit, user-triggered […]

How to Color Your Connections and Databases in MongoChef

MongoChef now has a coloring feature that is aimed at helping you quickly differentiate visually between your live data and test data and avoid possible accidents coming from mixing these two. This is a short walk through on how to use this useful little feature. Let’s face it, we have all been there. Or, it is actually […]