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Chapter 1. Getting Started with MongoDB

Chapter 1. Getting Started with MongoDB

We are about to begin our journey in PHP and MongoDB web development. Since you picked up this book, I assume you have some background building web apps using PHP, and you are interested in learning to develop PHP applications with MongoDB as data backend. In case you have never heard of MongoDB before, it is an open source, document-oriented database that supports the concept of flexible schema. In this chapter, we will learn what MongoDB is, and what do we gain from using MongoDB instead of trusted old SQL databases. We will start by learning briefly about the NoSQL databases (a set of database technologies that are considered alternative to RDBM systems), the basics of MongoDB, and what distinguishes it from relational databases. Then we will move on to installing and running MongoDB and hooking it up with PHP.

To sum it up, in this chapter we will:


  

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