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10gen develops the Mongo database which makes data storage for web (and other) applications fast and easy. Mongo is a high-performance, document oriented (JSON-style) database. Our goal is to build a cloud-scale data store that's easy to deploy, manage and use.
Lately I've really fallen in love with writing utilities whose interface is simply HTTP. By making it accessible via HTTP, it's really easy to write clients that talk to the utility and, if the need arises, there are lots of tools that already exist for doing things with HTTP, like load balancing and caching, etc.