If you’re keen to try out MongoDB but don’t have the time (< 5 minutes) or the permissions to install it on your desktop or server then the MongoDB Web Shell may just be what you’ve been looking for.
Built to emulate the Shell app that ships with MongoDB, the Web Shell is a simple-to-use, free, web-based tool that gives you access to a subset of the full list of shell commands. Yes, your session (and data) is lost when you leave the site but if all you want is a sandbox where you can quickly and easily try out some commands this the place for you.
Bonus: it also comes with a basic tutorial for beginners and some help text.
- MongoDB Web Shell (try.mongodb.org)
- The MongoDB Web Shell (blog.mongodb.org)
An interesting blog post that goes into more detail about how and why the Web Shell was written.