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Media alert: January 31, 2012

Allow us to offer some fast facts:

  1. PaaS is not only a popular brand of Easter egg dye: it also stands for "Platform as a Service."
  2. "Mongo" derives from the refined reference "humongous," reserved for the overly large.
  3. British slang for an "unpleasant or stupid person," Git is nonetheless a term that Linus Torvalds applies to himself.
  4. Our new programming titles on PaaS, MongoDB & PHP, and Git have info you want, info you need, and info you may review by simply pressing the gold button.
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Steve FranciaSteve Francia

Steve is the Chief Solutions Architect at 10gen where he leads the drivers, integrations, web and docs teams and is responsible for the MongoDB user experience. Steve speaks internationally on a variety of topics including cloud computing, big data, e-commerce, development and of course, MongoDB. He is a published author, syndicated blogger ( and frequently contributes to industry publications. Steve's work has been featured by the New York Times, Guardian UK, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb and more. Steve's book, MongoDB and PHP takes you through MongoDB basics such as queries, read-write operations, and administration, and then dives into MapReduce, sharding, and other advanced topics.