12Getting Started with MongoDB

This chapter gets you up to speed with MongoDB. Whereas Chapter 11, “Understanding NoSQL and MongoDB,” focused more on the theory side of MongoDB, this chapter is all about practical application. You learn what it takes to install MongoDB, start and stop the engine, and access the MongoDB shell. The MongoDB shell allows you to administer the MongoDB server as well as perform every necessary function on the databases. Using the MongoDB shell is a vital aspect of the development process as well as database administration.

This chapter covers installing MongoDB and accessing the shell. The chapter focuses on some basic administrative tasks such as setting up user accounts and authentication. The chapter then wraps ...

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