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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
Customer Feedback

Automating everything

Test automation was never so easy without Gulp. Gulp is an open source JavaScript library that provides efficient build creation processes and serves as a task runner. We will use Gulp to automate our unit tests by a single command in terminal.

Let's start by installing all the required packages using the following commands:

npm install gulp-cli -g
npm install gulp --save-dev
touch test/gulpfile.js
gulp --help

Note that you may require root access to install the global package of gulp-cli. Use sudo in such cases, for example, sudo npm install gulp-cli -g. We used --save-dev to install Gulp locally and save it as a development dependency in our package.json.

Further, we created a Gulp file in the test directory. Now, to test the directory of our app and make sure that we have the following file structure:

Once we've installed the required packages and created a Gulp file, let's start writing some code, as follows:

var gulp = require('gulp');
gulp.task('default', function(...