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MEAN Blueprints

By : Robert Onodi
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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
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User profile

In our system, we have no account type. We only define roles for users, such as a company owner, a member of a company, or a candidate. So, any registered user can fill out their profile with different information.

Remember that we defined a profile property on the User schema. It will hold all the information regarding a user's work experience, education, or any other relevant data that the user wants to add.

The user's profile will be constructed using blocks. Each block will group a certain domain, such as experience, allowing the user to add new entries to each block.

Profile backend

The backend logic for managing profile data has not been implemented yet. I wanted to give a feeling that we are extending our existing backend with new functionalities. So, we are going to start by creating a new controller file, app/controllers/profile.js. Then add the following code:

'use strict';

const _ = require('lodash');
const mongoose = require('mongoose');
const User = mongoose.model(...