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Creating a Simple RESTful Web App with Node.js, Express, and MongoDB

A complete sample project for Front-End developers teaching the basics of REST and using them to build an easy, fast, single-page web app.


Visit the tutorial online, follow along with it, write your own code, compare it to this working sample code.

Note: If you want to run this sample code, you will need to do an NPM Install, as the node_modules directory has been removed from the repo.


Christopher Buecheler is a front-end developer for a small San Francisco startup. Previously he's worked for companies like GameSpy, OkCupid, Crispy Gamer, and Comcast. You can visit him at his website.


  • /public - static directories suchs as /images
  • /routes - route files for tutorial project
  • /views - views for tutorial project
  • - this file
  • app.js - central app file for tutorial project
  • package.json - package info for tutorial project

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