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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Server-side Development with NodeJS, Express and MongoDB by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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About the Course

This course deals with all things server-side. We base the entire course around the NodeJS platform. We start with a brief overview of the Web protocols: HTTP and HTTPS. We examine NodeJS and NodeJS modules: Express for building web servers. On the database side, we review basic CRUD operations, NoSQL databases, in particular MongoDB and Mongoose for accessing MongoDB from NodeJS. We examine the REST concepts and building a RESTful API. We touch upon authentication and security. Finally we review backend as a service (BaaS) approaches, including mobile BaaS, both open-source and commercial BaaS services. At the end of this course, you will be able to: - Demonstrate an understanding of server-side concepts, CRUD and REST - Build and configure a backend server using NodeJS framework - Build a RESTful API for the front-end to access backend services...

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Nov 4, 2018

This is really good course to understand the concept of NodeJs and Mr Jogesh has explained in earch and every bit of the code.Really worth it and appreaciated all who all worked behind this course.

Aug 28, 2021

One of the best course available on Coursera for server side development. A lot has been covered .One change could have been made, instead of HTTPS module one week could have been dedicated to EJS.

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By Rami M

Dec 1, 2020

The explanation was not so clear, and the course has a lot of new ideas, the overall was not so clear for me, and I always needed to go to other recourses to understand the unclear information.

By Devansh J

Apr 28, 2020

the course was great but at last they didn't tell describe how to integrate client with backend. Instead, they opened written code and was just iterating what was written. very disappointing.


Sep 10, 2021

This course was not easy and it is not for complete beginners. MongoDB is not easy to install also other software shown in this course you have to learn so many things from other resources.

By Ilia K

Dec 21, 2020

Good material, but presenting is boring. Some JS moments are out of date

By Sourav P

Aug 30, 2019

Content must be updated to support new versions of the packages.

By Nafisur A

Apr 26, 2019

Contents are pretty old. Many syntax has got changed.

By Peter F

Jan 12, 2021

Good content, a bit long winded and tedious

By Kunal G

Jun 27, 2020

This course is now really very outdated...

By Hari S S

Dec 4, 2018

Good course but could have been better

By Pushkar M

Feb 22, 2021

not up to date

By Anthony D K

Aug 27, 2021

The first two weeks are really useful. But the instructor yaks and yaks so much about concepts beforehand that it sometimes feels like listening to a computer manual before even getting started, which makes it boring and hard to pay attention.

By Rizvaan M

Jul 20, 2020

The course content should be updated to the latest versions of the modules used. It is quite difficult to follow along the with the older versions of the modules.

By Shreyas R

May 11, 2020

Entire code must be shared at the end of the week.

Especially Week 3 and 4 where haphazardly done.

By Pablo C

Dec 1, 2021

I dont like this course and i will like to cancel