Chapter 3. Creating and setting up a MEAN project

This chapter covers

  • Managing dependencies by using a package.json file
  • Creating and configuring Express projects
  • Setting up an MVC environment
  • Adding Twitter Bootstrap for layout
  • Publishing to a live URL and using Git and Heroku

Now we’re really ready to get underway, and in this chapter we’ll get going on building our application. Remember from chapters 1 and 2 that throughout this book we’re going to build an application called Loc8r. This is going to be a location-aware web application that will display listings near users and invite people to login and leave reviews.

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