2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good but not definitive,
This review is from: MongoDB: The Definitive Guide (Paperback)
I would recommend this book if you are looking to get a quick overview of mongodb but I definitely feel it has it's flaws.
First issue I have is there wasn't enough discussion of how mongodb fits into the ecosystem of NoSQL databases.
There also is relatively little discussion of schema design. I thought this was a major omission as anyone coming from a relational mindset is going to want to have lots of questions and mine definitely were not answered.
I also found it odd that, given this is a "definitive" guide and scalability is one of mongodbs biggest selling points, oreilly felt the need to augment this book with a separate one on scaling mongodb.
In general though the book was very readable and I definitely felt it gave me decent understanding of key mongodb features.