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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

Adding CRUD to the controllers

Now that our schemas are defined and our models are ready, we need to start actually using them throughout our application by updating our controllers with various CRUD methods where necessary.


CRUD stands for Create, Read, Update, and Delete.

Up until this point, our controllers have consisted of only fixture, or fake, data so we can prove that our controllers are working, and our view models were wired up to our templates. The next logical step in our development is to populate our view models with data directly from MongoDB. It would be even better if we could just pass our Mongoose models right to our templates as the viewModel itself!

The home controller

If you recall from the Updating the Home controller section of Chapter 6, Controllers and View Models, we originally created viewModel in our home controller that consisted of an array of JavaScript objects that were just placeholder fixture data:

var viewModel = {
    images: [