Important Information for KCDC MongoDB Workshop


The single most important thing you need to know is that if you show up with a machine that is running Windows XP or a machine that doesn't have a JDK on it, you're gonna have a bad day.

Prerequisites for your computer

OS: Windows 7 or 8, preferably 64bit, Linux or recent OS X
Have a Java SDK 1.7 installed and configured with IDE on machine

Why? Because we will utilize features that were introduced in MongoDB version 2.2.

Windows XP and older versions of Linux/OS X ARE NOT SUPPORTED by MongoDB 2.2+

Prerequisites for you

Review and be familiar with JavaScript Object Notation at
Be able to run and use the command prompt / terminal of your OS.
Be able to create code, add a jar/library, compile and run code in your favorite IDE.

Primary Goal

It is my primary goal that you leave the workshop with a functioning MongoDB environment and knowledge of the fundamentals with the skills to do routine development work.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Installation of MongoDB
  • Schema (Relational and Document Oriented)
  • Creating, Reading, Updating and Deleting documents (CRUD)
  • Advanced CRUD - sub documents, arrays, sorting, limiting and other operators
  • backups
  • Performance/Indexes
  • Aggregation Framework
  • GridFS
  • Replication
  • Sharding Overview
  • Open Lab - Time Permitting

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