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Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js by Jason Krol

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Helpers for reusable code

So far, each of the pages that we have rendered displays its viewModel data perfectly, but that pesky sidebar still remains blank. We're going to fix this by creating a few modules for the sidebar content but implementing them as helper modules. These helper modules are those that will be used repeatedly by various parts of our application and don't necessary belong to the controller folder or the server folder. So, we'll just create a new home called helpers and store these modules there.

Note

As we are just loading temporary fixture data into our view models, the data we set up in the helpers as well as the controllers will all be replaced with actual live data in the next chapter once we implement MongoDB.

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