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The Definitive Guide to MongoDB: The NoSQL Database for Cloud and Desktop Computing by Tim Hawkins, Peter Membrey, Eelco Plugge

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Chapter 3. The Data Model

In the previous chapter, you learned how to install MongoDB on two commonly used platforms (Windows and Linux), as well as how to extend the database with some additional drivers. In this chapter, you will shift your attention from the operating system and instead examine the general design of a MongoDB database. Specifically, you'll learn what collections are; what documents look like; how indexes work and what they do; and finally, when and where to reference data instead of embedding data. We touched on some of these concepts briefly in Chapter 1. To refresh your memory though, we'll address some of this material again in this chapter, but this time in more detail. Throughout this chapter, you will see code examples ...

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