New on the PHPClasses.org blog today there's a tutorial (written up by Cesar Rodas) about using MongoDB (a NoSQL database) in PHP applications.
Nowadays there is a new kind of databases that is getting very popular, specially for Web development, including the PHP world, which are the NoSQL databases. This article focus specifically on MongoDB, despite there are several other NoSQL database implementations.
While he starts you from the beginning on the PHP side (with the ) you'll need to already have MongoDB up and running to work with. He shows you how to insert new documents, update ones already in the database, pulling our documents and removing them from the database. He also covers a more real-world application of the database as well as how to store files, work with the map-reduce functionality and auto-sharding abilities.