- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (September 27, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449381561
- ISBN-13: 978-1449381561
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,393,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
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.
Mike Dirolf, also a software engineer at 10gen, is the lead maintainer for PyMongo (the MongoDB Python driver), and the former maintainer for the MongoDB Ruby driver. He’s given talks about MongoDB at major conferences around the world.
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It would have been nice to point out some of the inner workings and drawbacks+remedies of MongoDB along with the regular docs.
Yet it was still educational and not for a moment boring. It has cleared some things for me, and openned my eyes for additional use cases and options.
For me it was an oppurtunity to put aside the notes and links I've collected along the way, and just have everything organized as a very good reference.
It hits most of the important points to understanding Mongo capabilities and design. And it's organized in a more intelligent manner than the online Mongo DOCS. OK so far. But this book is still very reliant on on the mongo command line tool for examples. For most useful purposes, the command line is just a quick teaching tool -- aside from admin tasks, you're not really using Mongo as a database until you're writing client applications with the drivers.
* I knew this book was lacking when I looked for "write_concern", "slaveOK", and "thread"/"thread safe" in the index and found nothing
* The discussion of getLastError, and error-handling in general is weak...this is an important topic for deciding on the performance/reliability/function of a real MongoDB client application and coding it accordingly
* As much as I want to better understand the various Mongo drivers described online at api<dot>mongodb<dot>org, there's not much complementary info in this book
I know, I know, Mongo is new. I just wish there were something better for quenching the thirst for power that developers have. And I know there are 10+ languages for the drivers, but in the interest of seeing deeper instruction, I'd rather see a focus on ONE language (Java might be best for most, even if a developer is working with something else...they will know Java).
Still, I believe MongoDB will be the noSQL database standard. Maybe I'll try another book.
But I think, the author could have explained more, such as the detailed operation results or what to be cautious to use or more performance issues and much more.
Right, this book covers all of MongoDB, but you might realize the each section deals content shallowly.
I hope the 2nd edition will be richer~.
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Kristina Chodorow and Michael Dirolf...Read more
all the basis about mongoDB are there, and many more...
very impresiv and powerfull book.
thanks Kristina & Michael