Build a Node Server backend with Express

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Set up the Express Project and directory structure.

Use Mongoose to Create the Express Model.

Use Express Router Get to Access the Database and Return JSON data.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will Build a Node Server backend with Express that will fetch data from a MongoDB database. Often, a dynamic web application is connected to a database on the server side. Node.js serves as the web server used to access the database. Express is a framework for Node.js and acts as middleware to connect the backend Node server to the Client-facing web application. The Client facing web application can then make API (Application Programming Interface) calls to Express to gather data for the dynamic web application. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Mongoose
  • Mongodb
  • Node
  • express
  • JavaScript

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Set up the Express Project and directory structure.

  2. Import the CSV file data into MongoDB.

  3. Use Mongoose to Create the Express Model.

  4. Add Express Router to Route the Get request to the proper handler.

  5. Use Express Router Get to Access the Database and Return JSON data.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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