3 Lessons from 7 Years of Building a GUI for MongoDB

How do you build a tool for the whole team? Scratch, listen, then sweat the small stuff.

Studio 3T
Studio 3T
Jul 13 · 7 min read
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A not-so-pretty mongo shell (Photo: w3resource)

Lesson 1: Scratch your own itch

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”

Reid Garrett Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

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Studio 3T (then 3T Data Manager) in 2014
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Studio 3T (then MongoChef) in 2016

Lesson #2: Listen to customers


Lesson #3: Sweat the small stuff

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The evolution of Hugh Manatee

“Studio 3T is the tops for me. In only 30 minutes, I can gain one whole day of work when building aggregation queries.”

Pierre Yves Folens, DevOps Engineer at Orange

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The history of Aggregation Editor

The present and future

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Studio 3T in 2020

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