In this talk we will focus on several of the reasons why developers have come to love the richness, flexibility, and ease of use that MongoDB provides. First we will give a brief introduction of MongoDB, comparing and contrasting it to the traditional relational database. Next, we’ll give an overview of the APIs and tools that are part of the MongoDB ecosystem. Then we’ll look at how MongoDB CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations work, and also explore query, update, and projection operators. Finally, we will discuss MongoDB indexes and look at some examples of how indexes are used.