My thanks to all members of the MongoDB team, past and present. Without them we would not be here, and the way people think about the storage of data would be radically different. I would like to pay extra special thanks to my colleagues at the MongoDB team in Sydney, as without them I would not be here today.

—David Hows

Writing a book is always a team effort. Even when there is just a single author, there are many people working behind the scenes to pull everything together. With that in mind I want to thank everyone in the MongoDB community and everyone at Apress for all their hard work, patience, and support. Special thanks go to Dave and Eelco for really driving the Second Edition home.

I’d also like to thank Chuck Smith, ...

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