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MongoDB 4 Quick Start Guide

By : Doug Bierer
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MongoDB 4 Quick Start Guide

By: Doug Bierer

Overview of this book

MongoDB has grown to become the de facto NoSQL database with millions of users, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. It can solve problems that are considered difficult, if not impossible, for aging RDBMS technologies. Written for version 4 of MongoDB, this book is the easiest way to get started with MongoDB. You will start by getting a MongoDB installation up and running in a safe and secure manner. You will learn how to perform mission-critical create, read, update, and delete operations, and set up database security. You will also learn about advanced features of MongoDB such as the aggregation pipeline, replication, and sharding. You will learn how to build a simple web application that uses MongoDB to respond to AJAX queries, and see how to make use of the MongoDB programming language driver for PHP. The examples incorporate new features available in MongoDB version 4 where appropriate.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Getting from a Web Form to MongoDB

In this chapter, we return once again to programming language drivers. You will learn what is involved in making a query using jQuery data tables for a PHP program which accesses a MongoDB database on the backend. You will then see how a new purchase is added using jQuery autocomplete fields, that is, by making AJAX queries via PHP to the MongoDB database, thus returning a JSON response. As part of the insert process, you will learn how to invoke transaction support*, embed customer and product documents into a purchase document, and add an entry to an embedded array. In addition, we will discuss adding x.509 certificates and authentication and access control.

The demo server used for this chapter is running Ubuntu Linux 18.04.

The topics to be covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Building the application
  • Configuring transaction support
  • Adding...