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. Prior to 10gen Steve led engineering at OpenSky, a social commerce website in NYC. His previous roles include CIO/COO at Portero, VP of Development at Takkle and Founder & CTO of Supernerd. Steve is a long time contributor to open source contributing to many projects including MongoDB, Doctrine and Symfony2. He likes to code in Vim and maintains a popular Vim distribution.
Steve is a popular speaker on the conference circuit speaking 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 (spf13.com) and frequently contributes to industry publications. Steve's work has been featured by the New York Times, Guardian UK, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb and more.
To truly understand what it means to be ‘object-oriented’ you need to look back
at the origination of the term. The first object oriented language, simula,
emerged in the 1960s. It introduced objects, classes, inheritance and
subclasses, virtual methods, coroutines, and a lot more. Perhaps most
importantly, it introduced a paradigm shift of thinking… read more
Viper is a complete configuration solution. Designed to work within an
application to handle file based configuration and seamlessly marry that with
command line flags which can also be used to control application behavior. Why Viper? When building a modern application you don’t want to have to worry about
configuration file formats, you… read more
I’m pleased to announce the coordinated release of drivers in 9
languages in preparation for the release of MongoDB 2.6. This is the
largest driver release in the history of MongoDB, both in terms of code
changes as well as in terms of drivers released. Official Drivers for C,
C++, C# (.net), Java, Node.js,… read more
One of the great features of golang is that you can compile executables
for many different platforms and architectures from a single machine. It’s
really nice to be able to provide executables of
Hugo for a bunch of different platforms and
architectures without having to have all these different machines in
a build cluster. As… read more
Webcast: MongoDB and PHP May 18, 2012
In this webcast presentation by Steve Francia, author of MongoDB and PHP, you will learn how to build elegant database applications with MongoDB and PHP.
"If you have been contemplating diving into PHP and/or MongoDB, this is a worthy book to add to your learning and reference collections."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions