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Install MongoDB on Mac OSX using Homebrew

The homebrew package manager really simplifies setting up your Mac OSX for development.  I have previously posted about how to install homebrew on Mac OSX  and how to install NodeJS using NVM and Homebrew .


When developing Full Stack JavaScript web applications, we predominantly base our applications on the MEAN Stack ( MongoDB, Express, AngularJS and NodeJS)  , and will often during development require a local instance of the MongoDB.   Homebrew completely simplifies the process of not only installing but also running your local instance of MongoDB.


To install MongoDB using homebrew open a  terminal window :

$ brew install mongodb

Once installed you can then start your MongoDB
brew services start mongodb

You can also stop your MongoDB
brew services stop mongodb


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