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Start and stop script for MongoDB servers

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For the good or for the bad, you can learn to work with MongoDB on your own PC or laptop without installing anything, just by having located the path where MongoDB server is, a config file and a path where data is stored. On previous post I have explained about how to config a MongoDB server, how to start up a server, … I think it’s good to create a small  .bat script to speed up everything, and reducing the possibility of generating errors. So, just go to a text…read more

uMongo, a MongoDB admin GUI

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I am pretty sure that, although working with the console is quite important, you can ask if there is graphical tools that can help you. And the answer is yes. Today I will introduce you to UMongo, a nice MongoDB admin GUI written by a developer from 10gen, the company behind MongoDB. I like it a lot to work with, specially if you’re a MongoDB admin. Here is the look of the main window: There is a  Connect Dialog to connect to the database, just by accesing File / Connection…read more

Important considerations about MongoDB

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In my previous post I wrote about how to put MongoDB up and running, but previously, MongoDb has a few considerations that you should take into account before going further. To work with NoSQL databases a previous databases skill could be an advantage! Let’s start! Basically, MongoDB is linked to JavaScript (a language related to Web), and the fact is that the MongoDB console is a Javascript interpreter. In order to work with MongoDB database (and in general with NoSQL databases), it is neccesary and very important to be concious…read more

First contact with MongoDB

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Although I use to work with relational databases, now it’s time to try NoSQL databases. I have though about it, and the chosen one is MongoDB. The first step is download MongoDB from the official website: www.mongodb.org/downloads. First it calls my attentios is  … you need the computer or server udated … , especially if you are a Windows user, and also you can read that Windows XP is not supported. You can use it, but as a slave or for experiment (our case). I will use Windows 7 Home edition….read more

MongoDB’s challenges

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Although learning databases is very exciting, I’m still on my first steps. Thanks to a twit, I read this blog entrance (and also this one) where I receive two good explanations about some limitations from NoSQL databases I haven’t taken into account: It’s complicated to “move” a NoSQL database from one system to a different one, even if the new system is also a NoSQL database. There is no standar way to access data on a NoSQL database. I haven’t thought about this considerations, but I must admit everything must…read more