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Mongoose is a Node package that interacts with a running MongoDB database. Before learning about Mongoose, let’s define a couple of key terms:

  • Data
  • Database

What is Data?

Data in the context of software and web development is digital information.

What is a Database?

A database is a structured set of data held in a computer.

Databases support storage and manipulation of data. For a web application to have persistence, a developer uses a database to store data. The developer can write methods to create, read, update, and delete information in the database.

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