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PHPMaster.com: Introduction to MongoDB

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 27 October 2011.
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PHPMaster.com has a new tutorial today for those wanting to get into the MongoDb document-driven (NoSQL) database but haven't known where to start. This tutorial walks you through some of the basics including setup and configuration of both the server and PHP client side.

There are a lot of implementations of the NoSQL concept, but one of the most famous and widely used NoSQL databases is MongoDB. I think it's one of the most interesting NoSQL databases available currently, and it's considered by many to be one of the easiest to use (which has helped it gain widespread adoption). In this article I'll introduce you to NoSQL with MongoDB. You'll learn how to install the MongoDB extension for PHP, and how to add, update, and retrieve document objects.

He starts with an introduction to MongoDB and links to their site to grab the latest version of the database. A few simple steps later (including a call to install the mongo PECL module) and your PHP install is ready to go. Code snippets are included showing how to connect to the server and insert/update/select document records.