Beginning Node.js, Express & MongoDB Development

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In this book, we take you on a fun, hands-on and pragmatic journey to learning Node.js, Express and MongoDB development. You'll start building your first Node.js app within minutes. Every chapter is written in a bite-sized manner and straight to the point as I don't want to waste your time (and most certainly mine) on the content you don't need. In the end, you will have the skills to create a blog app and deploy it to the Internet.

In the course of this book, we will cover:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to npm & Express
  • Chapter 3: Beginning our Blog Project
  • Chapter 4: Templating Engines
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to MongoDB
  • Chapter 6: Applying MongoDB to our Project
  • Chapter 7: Uploading an Image with Express
  • Chapter 8: Introduction to Express Middleware
  • Chapter 9: Refactoring to MVC
  • Chapter 10: User Registration
  • Chapter 11: User Authentication with Express Sessions
  • Chapter 12: Showing Validation Errors
  • Chapter 13: Relating Post Collection with User Collection
  • Chapter 14: Adding a WYSIWYG Editor
  • Chapter 15: Using MongoDB Atlas
  • Chapter 16: Deploying Web Apps on Heroku

The goal of this book is to teach you Node.js, Express and MongoDB development in a manageable way without overwhelming you. We focus only on the essentials and cover the material in a hands-on practice manner for you to code along.

About the Reader

No previous knowledge on Node.js development required, but you should have basic programming knowledge.

About the Author

Greg Lim is a technologist and author of several programming books. Greg has many years in teaching programming in tertiary institutions and he places special emphasis on learning by doing.

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