CHAPTER 20

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Todo App

Todo apps are considered good teaching examples because they have many components that you will see in a typical, real-life project. Also, this sort of app is popular when it comes to showcasing browser JavaScript frameworks. Just look at the famous TodoMVC project (http://todomvc.com), which has a few dozen Todo apps for the various front-end JavaScript frameworks.

In our Todo app, we’ll use MongoDB, Mongoskin, Jade, web forms, Less style sheets, and cross-site request forgery (CSRF) protection. We’ll intentionally not use Backbone.js or AngularJS, because the goal is to demonstrate how to build traditional web sites with ...

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