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Web Application Development with MEAN by Robert Onodi, Adrian Mejia, Amos Q. Haviv

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Key features of MongoDB

MongoDB has some key features that helped it become so popular. As we mentioned before, the goal was to create a new breed between traditional database features and the high performance of NoSQL stores. As a result, most of its key features were created to evolve beyond the limitations of other NoSQL solutions while integrating some of the abilities of relational databases. In this section, you'll learn why MongoDB can become your preferred database when approaching modern web application developments.

The BSON format

One of the greatest features of MongoDB is its JSON-like storage format named BSON. Standing for Binary JSON, the BSON format is a binary-encoded serialization of JSON-like documents, and it is designed to be ...

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