Published on

A no-fail workflow for starting a Mongo App

Authors
  • avatar
    Name
    jen chan
    Twitter
  1. npm install express and latest version of node
  2. Get server running first. Resist urge to write more code without testing
  3. Make api and public/app folders
  4. Make .gitignore to ignore node_modules and config.js
  5. npm install β€”-save-dev for dependencies
  6. npm init to create a package.json
  7. Make a server.js file with routing β€˜/’ to res.send β€œhello world”
  8. Make a router.js file to use express/express.Router() to handle get and post requests. Include body.parser
  9. Test using Postman
  10. Write a mongo.js file to abstract mongo connection to rest of app
  11. Write a schema, test it with one key-value pair
  12. If using mLabs, remove localhost and port info from mongo.js and insert mlab uri in config.js
  13. Test on Postman