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MEAN Web Development

By : Amos Q. Haviv
Book Image

MEAN Web Development

By: Amos Q. Haviv

Overview of this book

The MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development; it comprises MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. Starting with MEAN core frameworks, this project-based guide will explain the key concepts of each framework, how to set them up properly, and how to use popular modules to connect it all together. By following the real-world examples shown in this tutorial, you will scaffold your MEAN application architecture, add an authentication layer, and develop an MVC structure to support your project development. Finally, you will walk through the different tools and frameworks that will help expedite your daily development cycles. Watch how your application development grows by learning from the only guide that is solely orientated towards building a full, end-to-end, real-time application using the MEAN stack!
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
MEAN Web Development
About the Author
About the Reviewers

MongoDB shell

If you followed Chapter 1, Introduction to MEAN, you should have a working instance of MongoDB in your local environment. To interact with MongoDB, you'll use the MongoDB shell that you encountered in Chapter 1, Introduction to MEAN. The MongoDB shell is a command-line tool that enables the execution of different operations using a JavaScript syntax query language.

In order to explore the different parts of MongoDB, let's start the MongoDB shell by running the mongo executable, as follows:

$ mongo

If MongoDB has been properly installed, you should see an output similar to what is shown in the following screenshot:

Notice how the shell is telling you the current shell version, and that it has connected to the default test database.