For a beginner who knows for example a little SQL and a dynamic language such as Python, is there a book that is widely considered to be canonical on MongoDB ?
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I find the learning curve of MongoDB is really smooth, there is no "serious" mental barracks. The official documentation is extensive and easy to follow.
But if you want to spend some money, MongoDB: The Definitive Guide is good, digestible and written by 10gen engineers.