Guide: Setting up SQL / MySQL / MongoDB

Guide: Setting Up SQL / MySQL / MongoDB


This guide for a “n00b” getting started with SQL on a Mac is very helpful.

Other options:

If this is too complex and you just want to practice, try SQLfiddle.


Codecademy has a guide here.

If you’re unable to install MongoDB locally, a great alternative we recommend to use is mLab. mLab is DaaS (Database-as-a-Service) where you can have your MongoDB in the cloud. It has a sandbox level account which is free indefinitely and comes with one database.

Not The End

Please reply to this thread with your own resources, advice, and feedback! We made this post a wiki so it can be updated and maintained by the community, we’re just starting them off. See our other guides here.