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The Definitive Guide to MongoDB: A complete guide to dealing with Big Data using MongoDB, Second Edition by Tim Hawkins, Eelco Plugge, Peter Membrey, David Hows

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CHAPTER 6

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PHP and MongoDB

Through the first five chapters, you’ve learned how to perform all sorts of actions in the MongoDB shell. For example, you’ve learned how to add, modify, and delete a document. You’ve also learned about the workings of DBRef and GridFS, including how to use them.

So far, however, most of the things you’ve learned about have taken place in the MongoDB shell. It is a very capable application, but the MongoDB software also comes with a vast number of additional drivers (see Chapter 2 for more information on these) that let you step outside the shell to accomplish many other sorts of tasks programmatically.

One such tool ...

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