Book Image

MEAN Blueprints

By : Robert Onodi
Book Image

MEAN Blueprints

By: Robert Onodi

Overview of this book

The MEAN stack is a combination of the most popular web development frameworks available—MongoDB, Angular, Express, and Node.js used together to offer a powerful and comprehensive full stack web development solution. It is the modern day web dev alternative to the old LAMP stack. It works by allowing AngularJS to handle the front end, and selecting Mongo, Express, and Node to handle the back-end development, which makes increasing sense to forward-thinking web developers. The MEAN stack is great if you want to prototype complex web applications. This book will enable you to build a better foundation for your AngularJS apps. Each chapter covers a complete, single, advanced end-to-end project. You’ll learn how to build complex real-life applications with the MEAN stack and few more advanced projects. You will become familiar with WebSockets and build real-time web applications, as well as create auto-destructing entities. Later, we will combine server-side rendering techniques with a single page application approach. You’ll build a fun project and see how to work with monetary data in Mongo. You will also find out how to a build real-time e-commerce application. By the end of this book, you will be a lot more confident in developing real-time, complex web applications using the MEAN stack.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
MEAN Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewer

The company backend module

We are going to implement our first backend module for our application. This module will handle everything that is related to a company.

The company model

We are going to add a simple but interesting functionality to the company model, which will create a so-called slug from the company name. A slug, in our context, is generated from the name of the company to be accepted as a valid URL. It will be used to reference the company in a meaningful way. For example, if we have a company named Your Awesome Company in the system, the resulting slug will be your-awesome-company.

To generate the slug, we'll implement a simple helper function so that we can reuse it later if necessary. Create a file called app/helpers/common.js and add the following lines of code:

'use strict';

module.exports.createSlug = createSlug;

function createSlug(value) {
   return value

Now that we have the helper...