By Valeri Karpov, Kernel Tools engineer at MongoDB and and co-founder of the Ascot Project.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me for help with PostgreSQL. As someone who’s been blissfully SQL-free for a year, I was quite curious to find out why he wasn’t just using MongoDB instead. It turns out that he thinks MongoDB is too difficult to use for a quick weekend hack, and this couldn’t be farther from the truth. I just finished my second 24 hour hackathon using Mongo and NodeJS (the FinTech Hackathon cosponsored by 10gen) and can confidently say that there is no reason to use anything else for your next hackathon or REST API hack.