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Node.js Web Development. - Fourth Edition

By : David Herron
Book Image

Node.js Web Development. - Fourth Edition

By: David Herron

Overview of this book

Node.js is a server-side JavaScript platform using an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model allowing users to build fast and scalable data-intensive applications running in real time. This book gives you an excellent starting point, bringing you straight to the heart of developing web applications with Node.js. You will progress from a rudimentary knowledge of JavaScript and server-side development to being able to create, maintain, deploy and test your own Node.js application.You will understand the importance of transitioning to functions that return Promise objects, and the difference between fs, fs/promises and fs-extra. With this book you'll learn how to use the HTTP Server and Client objects, data storage with both SQL and MongoDB databases, real-time applications with Socket.IO, mobile-first theming with Bootstrap, microservice deployment with Docker, authenticating against third-party services using OAuth, and use some well known tools to beef up security of Express 4.16 applications.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Dedication
Packt Upsell
Contributors
Preface
Index

Storing notes in MongoDB


MongoDB is widely used with Node.js applications, a sign of which is the popular MEAN acronym: MongoDB (or MySQL), Express, Angular, and Node.js. MongoDB is one of the leading NoSQL databases. It is described as a scalable, high-performance, open source, document-oriented database. It uses JSON-style documents with no predefined, rigid schema and a large number of advanced features. You can visit their website for more information and documentation at http://www.mongodb.org.

Note

Documentation on the Node.js driver for MongoDB can be found at https://www.npmjs.com/package/mongodb and http://mongodb.github.io/node-mongodb-native/.

Mongoose is a popular ORM for MongoDB (http://mongoosejs.com/). In this section, we'll use the native MongoDB driver instead, but Mongoose is a worthy alternative.

You will need a running MongoDB instance. The compose.io (https://www.compose.io/) and ScaleGrid.io (https://scalegrid.io/) hosted service providers offer hosted MongoDB services...