Bootstrap Checkpoint Zero

I’m a part-time entrepreneur, and I’ve referenced in the past how I’m particularly interested in bootstrapping businesses. This fascination has actually come from the experience I’ve been having working with Justin, Austin, and Hunter on Anchor Tab. Bootstrapping a business is hard, because you’ve got to make hard choices about what to do and what not to do to get something out the door that people will pay for. From an operational standpoint, we have a very specific advantage over some other businesses out there.

Polymorphism in the Database: Lift and Mongo

There are a number of reasons I love Lift. I was thinking through some architectural changes that are coming with Anchor Tab soon and I realized that the integration between Lift (the web framework), lift-json (the JSON parsing library), and MongoDB are is pretty sweet. Let’s say that you’re working on a pet-themed website and you need to store information about some cats and dogs. You would probably define something similar to the following data model.