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MERN Quick Start Guide

By : Eddy Wilson Iriarte Koroliova
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Book Image

MERN Quick Start Guide

3 (1)
By: Eddy Wilson Iriarte Koroliova

Overview of this book

The MERN stack is a collection of great tools—MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node—that provide a strong base for a developer to build easily maintainable web applications. With each of them a JavaScript or JavaScript-based technology, having a shared programming language means it takes less time to develop web applications. This book focuses on providing key tasks that can help you get started, learn, understand, and build full-stack web applications. It walks you through the process of installing all the requirements and project setup to build client-side React web applications, managing synchronous and asynchronous data flows with Redux, and building real-time web applications with Socket.IO, RESTful APIs, and other concepts. This book gives you practical and clear hands-on experience so you can begin building a full-stack MERN web application. Quick Start Guides are focused, shorter titles that provide a faster paced introduction to a technology. They are for people who don't need all the detail at this point in their learning curve. The presentation has been streamlined to concentrate on the things you really need to know.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Installing Node.js

The official Node.js website provides two packages containing LTS and Current (containing the latest features) binaries to install Node.js on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Getting ready

For the purpose of this book, we will install Node.js v10.1.x.

How to do it...

To download the latest version of Node.js:

  1. Visit the official website at
  2. Select Current | Latest Features
  3. Select the binary for your preferred platform or operating system (OS)
  4. Download and install

If you prefer to install Node.js via package manager, visit and select your preferred platform or OS.