Installing a GUI-based client, MongoVUE, for MongoDB

In this recipe, we will look at a GUI-based client for MongoDB. Throughout the book, we have used the mongo shell to perform various operations that we need. Its advantages are as follows:

  • It comes packaged with the MongoDB installation
  • Being lightweight, you don't need to worry about it taking up your system's resources
  • On servers where GUI-based interfaces are not present, shell is the only option to connect, query, and administer the server instance

Having said this, if you are not on a server and want to connect to a database instance to query, view the plan of a query, administer, and so on, it is nice to have a GUI with these features to let you do things in the click of a button. As a developer, ...

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