Like a lot of other shops, everything here turns into a big religious war. (Well, a friendly religious war, because people are pretty cordial here.) I think that’s partly an artifact of the previous management strategy, which valued conflict over rational thought, but also of the “reverse pyramid” hierarchy that commonly emerges over time in big corporate shops.
The latest one is Cassandra vs. Mongo as the preferred NoSql DB. A buddy of mine is liking Mongo more and more, and sent me this link:
It will be interesting to see how things shape up. There are a lot of folks who are very loyal to Apache for both good and bad reasons, but it sounds to me like Mongo does have some really nice features. So, we’ll see.