A simple demo app using node and mongodb for beginners
This is a demo application illustrating various features used in everyday web development, with a fine touch of best practices. The demo app is a blog application where users can signup, create an article, delete an article and add comments etc.
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Want to build something from scratch? use the boilerplate
git clone git://github.com/madhums/node-express-mongoose-demo.git npm install cp .env.example .env npm start
Then visit http://localhost:3000/
NOTE: Do not forget to set the twitter, google, linkedin and github
developmentenv, you can set the env variables in
.envand replace the values there. In
productionenv, it is not safe to keep the ids and secrets in a file, so you need to set it up via commandline. If you are using heroku checkout how environment variables are set here.
You can also use docker for development. Make sure you run npm install on your host machine so that code linting and everything works fine.
npm i cp .env.example .env
Start the services
docker-compose up -d
View the logs
docker-compose logs -f
In case you install a npm module while developing, it should also be installed within docker container, to do this first install the module you want with simple
npm i module name, then run it within docker container
docker-compose exec node npm i
If you make any changes to the file, nodemon should automatically pick up and restart within docker (you can see this in the logs)
To run tests
docker-compose exec -e MONGODB_URL=mongodb://mongo:27017/noobjs_test node npm test
Note that we are overriding the environment variable set in
.envfile because we don't want our data erased by the tests.
Note: The difference between exec and run is that, exec executes the command within the running container and run will spin up a new container to run that command. So if you want to run only the tests without docker-compose up, you may do so by running
docker-compose run -e MONGODB_URL=mongodb://mongo:27017/noobjs_test node npm test