I have been developing for MongoDB Realm since its release in June 2020. In my opinion, this system is the only real-time database to support truly collaborative computing that is simultaneously scalable, secure, and supports offline-first capabilities.

When MongoDB Realm was initially released, it provided little to no integration with…


With the emergence of the Covid pandemic in 2020, remote work has become a de-facto reality for a large portion of the world’s population. It is now clear that commuting to shared offices may never resume to previous levels. This in turn has led to an explosion in the development…


MongoDB Realm is the leading offline-first synchronizing platform for developing collaborative cross-platform applications that do not require continuous connectivity. It is a real-time client side database that allows mobile or desktop apps to synchronize data to a MongoDB Atlas cluster. The Beta version of MongoDB Realm was released in June…


I grew up in Paris France and went to French high-school there. There is a lot I loved about the culture, but one of the most frustrating aspects of French pedagogy was their inability to synthesize a complex subject down to something that was understandable. The term they used for…


In June 2020, MongoDB finally released their first beta version of MongoDB Realm — a real time database technology that combined the backend of MongoDB with the front-end mobile technology of Realm.io. Over the last five years, Realm has proven to be an invaluable object database to store cached web…


I have been a Realm Cloud developer since early 2018, shortly after the Realm company introduced its Realm Cloud upgrade to its native object data base. As a mobile developer, I have been using Realm since 2015 to cache all my local data for both iOS and Android development. In…


Realm.io versus Google Firebase — a security perspective

This article is one of a series of short pieces in which I try to compare the features of Google’s Firebase product to Realm Cloud platform. Both of these offerings provide real-time data-base functionality for mobile applications; both are referred to as…

Richard Krueger

I have been a software entrepreneur for the past 25 years and an iOS programmer for the last eight years. I am the founder of Cosync, Inc.

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