50 Tips and Tricks for MongoDB Developers

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Apr 26, 2011 - Computers - 52 pages

Getting started with MongoDB is easy, but once you begin building applications with it, you'll face some complex issues. What are the tradeoffs between normalized and denormalized data? How do you handle replica set failure and failover? This collection of MongoDB tips, tricks, and hacks helps you resolve issues with everything from application design and implementation to data safety and monitoring.

You get specific guidance in five topic areas directly from engineers at 10gen, the company that develops and supports this open source database:

  • Application Design Tips: What to keep in mind when designing your schema
  • Implementation Tips: Programming applications against MongoDB
  • Optimization Tips: Speeding up your applications
  • Data Safety Tips: Using replication and journaling to keep data safe—without sacrificing too much performance
  • Administration Tips: How to configure MongoDB and keep it running smoothly
 

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A little disappointing, but worth a read anyway. I was attracted by the list of titles for the tips and was expecting some hardcore unpacking of a few gnarly and topical issues (like embedded doc ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Application Design Tips
1
Chapter 2 Implementation Tips
17
Chapter 3 Optimization Tips
23
Chapter 4 Data Safety and Consistency
33
Chapter 5 Administration Tips
41
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Kristina Chodorow, a software engineer at 10gen, is a core contributor to the MongoDB project and has worked on the database server, PHP driver, Perl driver, and many other areas. She s given talks at conferences around the world, including OSCON, LinuxCon, FOSDEM, and Latinoware.

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