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About

The Little MongoDB Book is a free book introducing MongoDB.

The book was written shortly after the creation of the MongoDB interactive tutorial. As such, the two can be seen as complementary.

The book was written by Karl Seguin, with Perry Neal's assistance.

If you liked this book, maybe you'll also like The Little Redis Book.

License

The book is freely distributed under the Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported license.

Formats

The book is written in markdown and converted to PDF using PanDoc. A few LaTex specific commands have been placed in the markdown file to help with pdf-generation (namely for the title page and to create page breaks between chapters).

The LaTex template makes use of Lena Herrmann's JavaScript highlighter.

Kindle and ePub format provided using PanDoc. Run make en/mongodb.mobi to generate.

Generating the PDF

I use a variation of https://github.com/claes/pandoc-templates to generate the pdf:

#!/bin/sh
paper=a4paper
hmargin=3cm
vmargin=3cm
fontsize=11pt

mainfont=Verdana
sansfont=Tahoma
monofont="Courier New"
columns=onecolumn
geometry=portrait
nohyphenation=true


markdown2pdf --xetex --template=template/xetex.template \
-V paper=$paper -V hmargin=$hmargin -V vmargin=$vmargin \
-V mainfont="$mainfont" -V sansfont="$sansfont" -V monofont="$monofont" \
-V geometry=$geometry -V columns=$columns -V fontsize=$fontsize \
-V nohyphenation=$nohyphenation --listings en/mongodb.markdown -o mongodb.pdf 

Title Image

A PSD of the title image is included. The font used is Comfortaa.