MongoDB Node.js driver now officially supported
The developers at 10gen have announced that the MongoDB Node.js driver will join the current set of 12 officially supported drivers for the MongoDB NoSQL database. The driver was originally created by Christian Kvalheim who has now joined the full time staff of 10gen to continue working on the driver. Kvalheim spent two years developing the driver after he began working with Node.js and found that no native MongoDB driver was available – over that time the driver matured to be "on par with 10gen’s officially supported MongoDB drivers".
10gen also announced that Aaron Heckmann, one of the authors of Mongoose, the Node.js object-document mapper, has also joined 10gen. Mongoose can be used on top of the MongoDB Node.js driver to make database access simpler. 10gen says it has committed to "making MongoDB a first class citizen in the Node.js ecosystem". The documentation and a number of presentations provide more detailed information about the driver and how to use it. The driver itself is available from its Github repository and is licensed under the Apache Licence 2.0.