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Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js by Jason Krol

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Chapter 2. Getting Up and Running

The first thing you need to take care of is to make sure your development environment is equipped with the necessary requirements in order for you to use both Node and MongoDB while launching the apps you write.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing and testing Node.js
  • Installing, configuring, and testing MongoDB
  • Writing and launching a simple app

Environment assumptions and requirements

For the remainder of this book, I will assume that you are using either a Mac with OS X, Linux, or Windows 7 or 8. You will also need superuser and/or administrator privileges on the computer, as you will be installing the Node and MongoDB server software. The code and examples after this chapter will all be ...

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