MongoDB

What is a Full Stack

Full-stack is a complete JavaScript solution which involves JavaScript on both client-side and server-side. There are many full-stack solutions but MEAN stack is the most widely used solution. There are many different variations of the full-stack but it essentially involves:

MongoDB

MongoDB is document based NoSQL database. This means that:

  • it has no schema
  • it has no relations
  • it is agile and scaleable
  • stores information in nested documents of two-dimensional key/value pairs.

What are the benefits of using MongoDB?

  • you do not have to pre-define your schema or data model
  • works nicely with JavaScript
  • ideal for client-side applications

Installing MongoDB

Installing MongoDB on Mac with Homebrew

NoSQL Overview

NoSQL is not one technology. It refers to a wide variety of different database technologies that address scale and agility challenges of today's applications. These problems include: