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Web Development with MongoDB and Node - Third Edition

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Web Development with MongoDB and Node - Third Edition

Overview of this book

Node.js builds fast, scalable network applications while MongoDB is the perfect fit as a high-performance, open source NoSQL database solution. The combination of these two technologies offers high performance and scalability and helps in building fast, scalable network applications. Together they provide the power for manage any form of data as well as speed of delivery. This book will help you to get these two technologies working together to build web applications quickly and easily, with effortless deployment to the cloud. You will also learn about angular 4, which consumes pure JSON APOIs from a hapi server. The book begins by setting up your development environment, running you through the steps necessary to get the main application server up-and-running. Then you will see how to use Node.js to connect to a MongoDB database and perform data manipulations. From here on, the book will take you through integration with third-party tools to interact with web apps. You will see how to use controllers and view models to generate reusable code that will reduce development time. Toward the end, the book supplies tests to properly execute your code and take your skills to the next level with the most popular frameworks for developing web applications. By the end of the book, you will have a running web application developed with MongoDB, Node.js, and some of the most powerful and popular frameworks.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
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The basics of MongoDB

Since MongoDB is largely powered by JavaScript, the Mongo shell acts as a JavaScript environment. In addition to being able to execute regular Mongo queries, you can also execute standard JavaScript statements. Most of the items mentioned earlier in the JavaScript primer apply directly to the Mongo shell as well.

In this section, we will primarily focus on the various ways to perform standard CRUD operations via the Mongo shell.

The Mongo shell

To access the Mongo shell, simply execute mongo from any terminal. The Mongo shell requires the mongod server to be currently running and available on the machine, as the first thing it does is connect to the server. Use the following command to access the Mongo shell:

$ mongoMongoDB shell version: 2.4.5connecting to: test>

By default, when you first launch Mongo, you are connected to the local server and set to use the test database. To display a list of all databases on the server, use the following command:

> show dbs

To switch...