The Java driver for MongoDB is the most... mature... of the NoSQL database’s drivers. It was designed without some of the modern Java features we now take for granted (generics, I’m looking at you), and is the sort of API that will be much easier with the eagerly anticipated lambdas in Java 8.
Although figures are hard to come by, the existing Java driver might even be the most used of all of all the MongoDB drivers. Which leads to a tricky question: how do you create a new API that utilises modern development patterns whilst retaining backwards compatibility for your users? These users are fundamental to the success of your business, and you do not want to upset them, alienate them, break their systems or make it hard for them to migrate to the New World Order.
In this presentation Trisha will share some of the pains experienced, and some of the solutions tried along the journey. You might even get a sneak peak of the new MongoDB Java driver before it’s due for release.