- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (May 26, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449344682
- ISBN-13: 978-1449344689
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kristina is a software engineer who worked on the MongoDB core for five years. She led MongoDB's replica set development as well as writing the PHP and Perl drivers. She has given talks on MongoDB at meetups and conferences around the world and maintains a blog on technical topics at http://www.kchodorow.com. She currently works at Google.
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MongoDB: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition by Kristina Chodorow is my 2nd best read of year 2014. More on that later.
But why MongoDB? The answer is simple, it seems to be the most widely adopted NoSQL store. Even if you do not regularly follow technical news articles be aware that MongoDB runs and supported on many platforms, from Linux of any flavour to Windows Azure (Cloud OS), it has recently joined forces with Cloudera to grow even further, and stronger.
But users need to master it. This is especially true for such rapidly being developed product. So a book like this makes perfect sense to have (note: I am not affiliated with O'Reilly).
So back to why I liked this book very much? It is due to a variety of reasons, but I list only the following three that influenced my opinion the most:
1) Reading it feels like this book becomes your technical friend, a guide or companion;
2) Even for a non-technical reader, or who is new to NoSQL data stores this book does not bring with it any steep learning curves, it submerges one into NoSQL craft gradually, and
3) Lastly, the book provides enough intricate insight into making one a MongoDB gate keeper, mature pro, or just a go-to guy.
So, what will you learn?
From basic shell commands to creating documents, from querying to performance tuning, then to replication and load balancing, recovering from peculiar situations, to finally preserving your data and ensuring integrity.
I think this is enough to succeed, indeed at 400 pagers this is a brilliant 2nd edition by Kristina Chodorow!
It is only my own and honest opinion of this product.
MongoDB is one of the stars in the NoSQL market (surpassed in popularity maybe only by Cassandra) and several books are now available.
One of the most popular ones has been MongoDB: The Definitive Guide of which a 2nd edition is now available .
The 2nd edition is about twice as big as the first edition and has over 400 pages.
The book covers everything from the basics to replication, sharding, server administration and schema design.
I liked the examples chosen. They are not too complicated and as a reader I could concentrate on the MongoDB stuff and didn't have to invest a lot of time to understand the business logic of the examples (some books come up with way to complicated examples and then have a hard time explaining what's really important to the reader).
The text is easy to read and never gets boring. I like the fact that the PDF ebook has syntax highlighting in the code examples, that makes the examples easier to read.
I would have liked to see a short comparison with some other NoSQL databases like Riak or Cassandra but one can find this information online via a Google search easily.
The book is not intended as a guide to all the different drivers for different languages. But when you understand the content of the book, it shouldn't be too hard to use it from any programming language that has a decent driver for MongoDB like Scala, Java, Python or Ruby.
If you are a developer or system administrator working with MongoDB and want a comprehensive, easy to read book, I highly recommend "MongoDB: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition".