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Johann Dowa

Tutorial: Creating A Web-Based With MongoDB Node.js And Express.js And An iOS App That Uses It

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Node.js and MongoDB are extremely easy to deploy and a wide number of platforms and have become a pretty common choice for building web-based backend services for iOS apps.

Here’s an extensive tutorial that goes through step-by-step building a simple backend service using the node.js based Express.js framework and building an app to connect to and utilize the created web service that will use the data to generate info that will be seen on a map view.

Among the things you’ll learn are:

The advantages of using node.js, Express.js and MongoDB
Quickly installing MongoDB on Mac using Brew
Installing the Express node module
Serving up content with Express
Setting up your URL routes with express
Setting up a collection driver for easy MongoDB collection queries based on URL
Loading, deleting and saving data
Displaying the desired data when needed a map

You can find the tutorial in 2 parts in while you’ll learn how to create the service and then enhance the service and build the app: Part 1, Part 2.

A nice guide for those looking to add a backend to their apps.


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