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Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js

By : Jason Krol
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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

About the Reviewers

Anthony Gilardi is a full stack JavaScript developer at one of the top e-mail marketing companies and a mobile technology enthusiast and app developer. He started programming at the age of 12 on a Sinclair ZX80. During his formative years, he worked on fighter jets and jet engines in the United States Air Force. He later earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in Biochemical Engineering. Programming, however, was his true passion, so he worked for over a decade doing Microsoft development in the pharmaceutical industry. He is now fully focused on working with JavaScript technologies for web and mobile development in what he considers the most exciting time to be a JavaScript developer.

Anthony's personal passion and creative energy is focused toward his appMite brand creating mobile hybrid apps. The introduction of Palm webOS and the Mojo framework ignited his interest in using JavaScript for mobile apps. He has created several hybrid apps, most notably his lifestyle application named lifeMite, which was released for Android, iOS, Kindle, and Nook. He is excited about the future of hybrid apps and learning budding technologies such as Polymer and Web Components.

If he doesn't know it, he learns it. If he doesn't understand it, he learns it more. Anthony loves creative whims. This is something he has always had but has been reinforced by his wife and three children who are always creating and learning. He doesn't ever want to lose that creative drive.

Outside of technology, he is a husband and father of three, who loves camping, walking, and finding obscure places to meditate. If you wish to see his latest apps or programming projects, visit, or if you wish to read his personal ventures, please visit

James O'Brien is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience as a web technologist, specializing in professional web application development with technologies, including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Backbone.js, C#, ASP.NET, MVC, PHP, and SQL Server. He also has experience in graphic design and online marketing.

James is a Philadelphia native and is currently Manager for Web Development and Interactive Marketing at NextGen Healthcare. Besides this, he co-created Fill The Part ( and runs it. Launched in 2012, it gives you a unique entertainment website experience: the chance to cast (or recast) a movie the way you'd want to see it. His other interests include movies (of course), playing basketball, and gaming. He's a proud husband and father.

Mithun Satheesh is an open source enthusiast and a full stack web developer from India. Starting his career as a PHP developer, he has over 4 years of experience in web development both in frontend and backend programming.

He has written a couple of libraries on Node.js and published them on npm, which have got a considerable user base. One of these is called node-rules, a forward-chaining rule engine implementation written initially to handle transaction risks on, one of his former employers. He is a regular on programming sites such as Stack Overflow and loves contributing to the open source world.

Apart from programming, he is also interested in experimenting with various PaaS solutions. He has a number of applications listed in the developer spotlight of PaaS providers such as Red Hat's OpenShift.

You can follow him on Twitter at @mithunsatheesh.

Peter Shannon is a husband and father who moonlights as a software engineer and data scientist. Originally a chemist, he found his passion for software engineering in high performance computing and computational chemistry—which never really became his forte. Now, he spends most of his time writing data-driven tools, staring at graphs, and occasionally doing math. When relaxing, he enjoys watching Star Trek Deep Space Nine reruns and pondering about life's biggest questions.