Getting started with MongoDB is easy but once you begin building applications with it, you will 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.
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.
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