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Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js

By : Jason Krol
Book Image

Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js

By: Jason Krol

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Popular Node.js Web Frameworks

Organizing the files

Before you get started writing any code, we want to make sure that you have a project folder set up correctly with the proper folder structure to house all of the various files that you will be creating. Get started by creating a new folder for your project, and name it anything you like. Then, inside that folder, create additional folders to match the following structure:

Each of these folders will contain important modules that we will write throughout the remainder of this chapter and book.

You are going to need a package.json file for this project, and the easiest way to create one of these is by simply executing the following command from the root of the project folder:

$ npm init

Respond to each of the questions as you are prompted, or simply press Enter repeatedly to accept the default values. Now let's install Express via npm:

$ npm install [email protected] --save

This will install the Express framework in the node_modules folder and also add Express to the package...