Mongous, for humongous, is a simple and blazing fast MongoDB driver that uses a jQuery like syntax.

How it works

var $ = require("mongous").Mongous;



Done. App development has never felt as close to the shell as this! Making it a breeze to grab’n’store anything anywhere in your code without the nasty hassle of connections, collections, and cascading callbacks.

Database & Collections

  • db('Database.Collection')
    • Database is the name of your database
    • Collection is the name of your collection
    • Examples
      • db('')
      • db('')


  • Update db('').update(find, update, ...)
    • find
      is the object you want to find.
    • update
      is what you want to update find with.
      • { upsert: true, multi: false }
      • true, true
  • Save db('').save(what)
    • what
      is the object to be updated or created.
  • Insert db('').insert(what...)
    • what
      is an object to be created.
      is an array of objects to be created.
    • Examples
      • db('').save({hello: 'world'})
      • db('').save([{hello: 'world'}, {foo: 'bar'}])
      • db('').save({hello: 'world'}, {foo: 'bar'})
  • Remove db('').remove(what, ...)
    • what is the object to be removed.

    • true for atomic.
  • Find db('blog.users').find(..., function(reply){ })
    • reply
      is the reply from MongoDB.
    • reply.documents
      are the documents that you found from MongoDB.

    • params are filtered by type

      • Objects
        • first object
          is what you want to find.
        • second object
          are fields you want

          Ex: { name: 1, age: 1 }
        • third object
          is any of the following options:

          { lim: x, skip: y, sort:{age: 1} }
      • Numbers
        • first number
          is the limit (return all if not specified)
        • second number
          is the skip
    • Examples
      • db('blog.users').find(5, function(reply){ })
        reply.documents is the first 5 documents,
      • db('blog.users').find(5, {age: 23}, function(reply){ })
        with age of 23,
      • db('blog.users').find({age: 27}, 5, {name: 1}, function(reply){ })
        and a name.
      • db('blog.users').find(5, {age: 27}, {name: 1}, {lim: 10}, function(reply){ })
        is the same as the previous example, except the limit is 10 instead of 5.
      • db('blog.users').find(5, function(reply){ }, 2)
        reply.documents skips the first 2 documents and is the next 3 documents.
      • db('blog.users').find(function(reply){ }, {age: 25}, {}, {limit: 5, skip: 2})
        is the same as the previous example except only of doucments with the age of 25.
      • db('blog.users').find({}, {}, {sort: {age: -1}}, function(reply){ })
        reply.documents is sorted by age in a decsending (acsending while it is {age:1} ) order.
  • Operations db('blog.$cmd').find(command,1)
    • command
      is the database operation command you want to perform.
    • Example
      drops the users collection, deleting it.
  • Authentication db('blog.$cmd').auth(username,password,callback)
    • username, password
      username and password of the ‘blog’ database
    • callback
      the callback function when authentication is finished.
    • Example
      • db('blog.$cmd').auth('user','pass',function(reply){})
  • Open db().open(host,port)
    • Only necessary to call if you explicitly want a different host and port, elsewise it lazy opens.

Mongous is a reduction (‘less is more’) of node-mongodb-driver by Christian Kvalheim.


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