It is worth taking some time to learn the ins and outs of MongoDB before connecting it to your Python application. The following tutorials are not specific to Python and will have you work directly with the MongoDB command line and query language.
An Introduction to MongoDB examines common commands frequently used to perform data operations.
MongoDB In 30 Minutes goes over the basics for creating, querying, updating and deleting data in MongoDB.
MongoDB queries do not always return all matching documents! walks through discovering that potential pitfalls on how MongoDB queries operate that were non-intuitive to developers who are new to using this database.
On MongoDB is not a tutorial but instead discusses the culture and adoption patterns around how MongoDB became such a common NoSQL database. This is a must read to understand both the strengths and many weaknesses Mongo has despite what you may read in other introductory tutorials.
How to Investigate MongoDB Query Performance
shows how to work with the MongoDB profiler, use the
and check execution plans.
How to Optimize Performance of MongoDB covers schema design, replication lag, resource provisioning and query efficiency.
Getting Started With Google Cloud Functions and MongoDB shows how to connect Mongo with a Google Cloud Function to store persistent data while running on a serverless platform.
Everything You Know About MongoDB is Wrong! lists many of the common thoughts developers have about MongoDB and why some of them are misconceptions. This is a good read for developers who used MongoDB several years ago and want to know what major improvements have been made since then.
NoSQL databases can be a weak spot in a production deployment environment, especially when default settings are built for ease of development instead of proper access control. MongoDB is no exception with its loose default security controls so make sure to lock down your instances.
For God's sake, secure your Mongo/Redis/etc! explains the weak default security settings provided by many NoSQL databases, including MongoDB. Make sure to automate locking down your NoSQL databases just as you would any other component in your stack.
Before deploying a MongoDB instance to production, be sure to go through each of the items on the official MongoDB security checklist.
The definitive guide to MongoDB security is a high-level overview for the multitude of tasks you must perform to lock down your MongoDB instances, such as appropriately using SSL certificates and access-control lists.
MongoDB Security Basics For Your Deployments in AWS is primarily a guide on AWS security from the perspective of using installing and using MongoDB on your own instance. The post covers authentication, SSL and firewalls.
This 4 post securing MongoDB series covers Data Security Requirements for Regulatory Compliance, Database Access Control, Database Auditing and Encryption and Environmental Control & Database Management.
MongoDB is straightforward to use in a Python application when a driver such as PyMongo is installed. The following tutorials show how to install, configure and start using MongoDB with Python.
Introduction to MongoDB and Python shows how to use Python to interface with MongoDB via PyMongo and MongoEngine.
The PyMongo project creators wrote a retrospective focusing on four decisions they would have done differently with the benefit of hindsight:
Python and MongoDB on the Talk Python to Me podcast has a great interview with the MongoDB Python driver maintainer.
PyMongo Monday: Setting Up Your PyMongo Environment is an introduction to using MongoDB with Python code. This first part of the series shows how to set up the development environment required for working with Mongo.
Testing MongoDB Failover in Your Python App shows show to switch to a MongoDB replica in production failure scenarios using the PyMongo library.
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