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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

Chapter 5. Introduction to Mongoose

Mongoose is a robust Node.js ODM module that adds MongoDB support to your Express application. Mongoose uses schemas to model your entities, offers predefined validation along with custom validations, allows you to define virtual attributes, and uses middleware hooks to intercept operations. The Mongoose design goal is to bridge the gap between the MongoDB schemaless approach and the requirements of real-world application development. In this chapter, you'll go through the following basic features of Mongoose:

  • Mongoose schemas and models

  • Schema indexes, modifiers, and virtual attributes

  • Using the model's methods and perform CRUD operations

  • Verifying your data using predefined and custom validators

  • Using middleware to intercept the model's methods