It's probably important to mention in either the TITLE or at least one of the first sentences of the guide that it's supposed to be for Mac.
Not everyone uses an Apple computer. They might be strangely common among developers but no, you still need to mention it.
I initially provided a link to my local setup at the beginning of this post where I explicitly listed my operating system, however, those actual details were at the bottom of the post.
I've now moved this section up and it is now located after the introductory section.
Are you installing on a different system? I'm happy to lend a hand if you have any questions. For what it's worth, installation details for other operating systems can be found on MongoDB's site including Windows, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, and Amazon Linux. The process for loading a data set and setting up basic security should remain the same.
Thank you for moving it up. It helps to bail out early enough when you don't even use that kind of system.
Though I was going to why it should say so in the title, I skimmed through the rest of the article and have to agree that actually most of it does apply to the other operating systems too.
So I have to say I am sorry I stopped reading in 1/3rd of the article.
Thank you for the offer of helping with setting up MongoDB, but I'm good. I have no issues doing the first few steps myself without guidance
100% understand. I know it can be super frustrating. I used Windows as an OS for the first few years when I started out and I hated getting 3/4 of the way through something only to realize there was no easy translation; even side booting Ubuntu only got me so far.
I’ll make a point to call out my local specs more prominently and higher up in future posts. I’ll also try to offer curl options, etc, when appropriate. Do you think it’s fair to ask readers to have a Linux-style terminal at their disposal? Like a Cygwin or Git-bash on Windows? I know Win10 is offering a Linux shell off-the-shelf.
I think that's very fair. On Windows 10, at least, a Linux side-install is very easy nowadays using "Windows Subsystem for Linux". That, or git-bash would work excellently.
I do think the bash is so standard that you could expect that even from a Windows user.
Thanks for the feedback. I’m going to do a follow up to this post on how to put this into a docker container and I’ll be sure to include options besides brew installs :)
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