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MongoDB Compass vs Robo 3T vs Local Mongo Shell

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MongoDB Compass vs Robo 3T vs Local Mongo Shell
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Lately, I have been working on a backend REST API using Node.js, Express, and MongoDB. My initial go-to for accessing my local database was the Mongo Shell and MongoDB Compass. However, at one point I was working with binary image data, and MongoDB Compass was not able to provide me with the complete binary data. It was too long for it to handle! It only provided me with a small, initial chunk. And BTW, the binary data is too long to show up completely in Terminal as well.

So I switched to Robo 3T, which IS able to handle binary image data. What did I learn from this? Perhaps when working locally, Robo 3T is better to use, but when working in production, MongoDB Compass is better.

I will be embedding this episode of Plugging in The Holes along with a transcript in the form of a post on for your hearing and reading pleasure. Bye for now!