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Preparation

1) Create an Account on MongoDB Atlas#

Create an account for yourself on MongoDB's "Atlas" service. You'll be using this service a lot over this module.

https://www.mongodb.com/cloud/atlas

Later we will look at making your own database on this cloud-hosted service

2) Install MongoDB Compass#

Install the "Compass" software for MongoDB from https://www.mongodb.com/try/download/compass

Download the full version (this will be the default)

Note for Mac Users#

Once downloaded, you cannot simply double-click the download to run it. Instead:

  1. Open finder
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the downloaded app
  3. Right-click or control-click on it
  4. Choose "open" from the pop-up menu