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Thomas Euget10,615 Points
questions on MongoDB!
couple of questions for you Treehouse members!
- what is Mongo Daemon really?
- How does MongoDB works really? My understanding is that there is a small version of the whole database temporarily running within your browser as the application rolls..... but when is it actually sent to Mongo and definitely stored?
- is there another way to look at your mongoDB other than using the shell?!
Iain SimmonsTreehouse Moderator 32,304 Points
- mongod is "the primary daemon process for the MongoDB system. It handles data requests, manages data access, and performs background management operations.". Just think of it like a database server waiting for requests for data from 'clients' (one of which could be the mongo shell).
- Yes, there are tons of ways to access data from a MongoDB database, each of these is called a 'client'. There are client libraries available for most programming languages, and there are also standalone client applications, like Robomongo, that offer different takes on a more 'native' and user-friendly interface.