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9 Practical Node.js Projects by Patrick Catanzariti, Paul Orac, Michael Wanyoike, Simon Holmes, Jeremy Wilken, Lukas White, James Kolce, James Hibbard

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Chapter 1: Build a Simple Beginner App with Node, Bootstrap & MongoDB

by James Hibbard

If you’re just getting started with Node.js and want to try your hand at building a web app, things can often get a little overwhelming. Once you get beyond the "Hello, World!" tutorials, much of the material out there has you copy-pasting code, with little or no explanation as to what you’re doing or why.

This means that, by the time you’ve finished, you’ve built something nice and shiny, but you also have relatively few takeaways that you can apply to your next project.

In this tutorial, I’m going to take a slightly different approach. Starting from the ground up, I’ll demonstrate how to build a no-frills web app using Node.js, but instead of focusing on ...

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