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Learn MongoDB 4.x

By : Doug Bierer
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Learn MongoDB 4.x

By: Doug Bierer

Overview of this book

When it comes to managing a high volume of unstructured and non-relational datasets, MongoDB is the defacto database management system (DBMS) for DBAs and data architects. This updated book includes the latest release and covers every feature in MongoDB 4.x, while helping you get hands-on with building a MongoDB database app. You’ll get to grips with MongoDB 4.x concepts such as indexes, database design, data modeling, authentication, and aggregation. As you progress, you’ll cover tasks such as performing routine operations when developing a dynamic database-driven website. Using examples, you’ll learn how to work with queries and regular database operations. The book will not only guide you through design and implementation, but also help you monitor operations to achieve optimal performance and secure your MongoDB database systems. You’ll also be introduced to advanced techniques such as aggregation, map-reduce, complex queries, and generating ad hoc financial reports on the fly. Later, the book shows you how to work with multiple collections as well as embedded arrays and documents, before finally exploring key topics such as replication, sharding, and security using practical examples. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with MongoDB 4.x and be able to perform development and administrative tasks associated with this NoSQL database.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1: Essentials
Section 2: Building a Database-Driven Web Application
Section 3: Digging Deeper
Section 4: Replication, Sharding, and Security in a Financial Environment
Working with Complex Documents Across Collections

Creating a display script

The next thing we do is define a standalone Python action script, /path/to/repo/www/chapter_6/, which uses the product domain service and the graphic responder to render the photo and details on a specific product. As with the other scripts, we include a hashtag that instructs the web server's CGI process on how to handle the script. After that is a set of import statements:

# tell python where to find source code
import os,sys
src_path = os.path.realpath('../../chapters/06/src')
import cgitb
cgitb.enable(display=1, logdir='../data')
from config.config import Config
from web.responder.html import HtmlResponder
from db.mongodb.connection import Connection
from sweetscomplete.domain.product import ProductService
from sweetscomplete.entity.product import Product

Next, we set up the database connection and product service using the Config class. We also initialize HtmlResponder:

config     ...