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Web Development with MongoDB and NodeJS - Second Edition by Jason Krol, Bruno Joseph D'mello, Mithun Satheesh

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A short introduction to MongoDB

As we discussed in the previous paragraph, MongoDB falls into the document store category of NoSQL databases. MongoDB is being actively developed by 10gen, which was later renamed to MongoDB I.inc. MongoDB is open source and its source is available on various platforms such as GitHub.

Features of MongoDB

One of the most important reasons for the popularity of MongoDB is that it is a JSON-friendly database. It means that documents are stored and retrieved from MongoDB as JavaScript objects. Internally, this JSON data gets converted to BSON format while getting persisted to the system. So, this gives an extreme flexibility where we can use the same data format from client to server and eventually to the database.

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