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Monger 3.0.0 Is Released


Monger is an idiomatic Clojure MongoDB driver for a more civilized age. It has batteries included, offers powerful expressive query DSL, strives to support every MongoDB 2.0+ feature and has sane defaults. It also has solid documentation.

3.0.0 is a major release based on version 3.0 of the MongoDB Java driver.

We are only getting started with migrating to the 3.0 Java driver. This release focuses on removing Monger API elements that are no longer available. There are quite a few impovements that Monger can use: more efficient serislisation API, asynchronous API, and so on. Monger will make use of those in future 3.x releases.

We’d like to thank Jeff Yemin and Ross Lawley from MongoDB for helping us migrate, sharing Java client roadmap, and answering our endless questions. Monger 3.0 would ship months later if this wasn’t for them.

Changes between 2.1.0 and 3.0.0

Monger 3.0 is based on the MongoDB Java driver 3.0 and has some (relatively minor) breaking API changes.

Error Handling Built Around Write Concerns

Monger no longer provides monger.core/get-last-error. It is no longer needed: write concerns and exceptions is now the primary way for clients to be notified of operation failures.

New Authentication API

MongoDB 3.0 supports different authentication mechanisms. Multiple credentials can be specified for a single connection. The client and the server then can negotiate what authentication mechanism to use and which set of credentials succeed.

Monger introduces a new namespace for credential instantiation: monger.credentials. The most common function that relies on authentication mechanism negotiation is monger.credentials/for:

(require '[monger.core :as mg])
(require '[monger.credentials :as mcr])

(let [creds (mcr/for "username" "db-name" "pa$$w0rd")
      conn  (mg/connect-with-credentials "" creds)]

mg/connect-with-credentials is the most convenient function to connect with if you plan on using authentication.

When connecting using a URI, the API hasn’t changed. is Gone is gone. MongoDB 3.0 supports search queries using regular query operators, namely $text. monger.operators is extended to include $text, $search, $language, and $natural.

An example of a search query in 3.0:

(require '[monger.core :as mg])
(require '[monger.credentials :as mcr])
(require '[monger.collection :as mc])
(require '[monger.operators :refer [$text $search]])

(let [creds (mcr/for "username" "db-name" "pa$$w0rd")
      conn  (mg/connect-with-credentials "" creds)
      db    (mg/get-db conn "db-name")]
  (mc/find-maps db "collection" {$text {$search "hello"}}))

JSON Serialization of BSON Timestamps

JSON serialisation extensions now support BSON timestamps.

Contributed by Tom McMillen.

Add allow-disk-use and Cursor Options to Aggregates

monger.collection/aggregate now supports :cursor and :allow-disk-use options.

Contributed by Bartek Marcinowski.

monger.collection/ensure-index No Longer Shadows clojure.core/name

5-arity of monger.collection/ensure-index no longer shadows clojure.core/name and fails with an obscure exception.

Contributed by Joshua Karstendick.

Change Log

Monger change log is available on GitHub.

Monger is a ClojureWerkz Project

Monger is part of the group of libraries known as ClojureWerkz, together with

  • Langohr, a Clojure client for RabbitMQ that embraces the AMQP 0.9.1 model
  • Cassaforte, a Clojure Cassandra client built around CQL
  • Elastisch, a minimalistic Clojure client for ElasticSearch
  • Welle, a Riak client with batteries included
  • Neocons, a client for the Neo4J REST API
  • Quartzite, a powerful scheduling library

and several others. If you like Monger, you may also like our other projects.

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@michaelklishin on behalf of the ClojureWerkz Team