Jonathan Freeman

Contributing Editor

Jonathan Freeman is a software developer, consultant, and jazz musician living in Chicago. Through consulting, he's enjoyed working in various domains, from finance to healthcare to video games. While he specializes in JavaScript, both browser and server side, he also takes a keen interest in modern data stores (particularly graph databases) and distributed computing platforms.

NoSQL grudge match: MongoDB vs. Couchbase Server

Review: MongoDB learns cool new tricks

Review: MongoDB learns cool new tricks

With useful graph search capabilities and important stability improvements, MongoDB 3.4 is a no-brainer upgrade

Review: GitLab rocks version control

Review: GitLab rocks version control

Thanks to a solid foundation and delightful extras, this open source VCS is a serious contender

First look: Chef’s Habitat puts automation in the app

First look: Chef’s Habitat puts automation in the app

By packaging configuration and runtime requirements with the app, Habitat decouples automation from the infrastructure

Review: MongoDB Atlas shoulders the ops burden

Review: MongoDB Atlas shoulders the ops burden

Flexible configuration, rich tooling, and great pricing make MongoDB's DBaaS offering an instant winner

Ubuntu 16.04: A desktop for Linux diehards

Ubuntu 16.04: A desktop for Linux diehards

Striking a balance between LTS stability and nice features, Ubuntu's Xenial Xerus is special

6 secrets to mastering Slack

6 secrets to mastering Slack

Smarter communication isn’t magic. But with these tips, it’ll be hard to tell the difference

Couchbase 4.0 review: The Swiss Army knife of NoSQL

Couchbase 4.0 review: The Swiss Army knife of NoSQL

Hybrid document-oriented, key-value database brings easy, ad hoc queries into the mix with a SQL-like query language

Bitbucket vs. GitHub: Which project host has the most?

Bitbucket vs. GitHub: Which project host has the most?

The right choice boils down to a number of factors, and you might even consider using both

Bitbucket vs. GitHub: Which project host has the most?

The right choice boils down to a number of factors -- you might even consider using both

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