Todo App - Getting Started
January 26th 2021 513
In a nutshell, if you want to learn how to build
APIs with Node.Js, you have come to the right place.
What you will need to install
What you need to Know
if you are new to nodejs world you can follow up below tutorials to get more from this tutorial, and if you have basic knowledge of Nodejs, ExpressJs and Mongoose then you can skip this.
> NodeJs tutorial for beginners
> Learn Express framework by building an application.
> Learn how to use Mongoose with Nodejs and Express
Now you can grab a mug of coffee and let's get our hands dirty.
Lets understand some Terms:
What is ExpressJs?
ExpressJs simply put, it's a web framework for Node.Js - stolen from the official docs. Taylor Otwell (Laravel's creator) once said, "Developers build tools for developers". ExpressJs was built for developers to simplify Node APIs.
What is MongoDB?
MongoDB is a NoSQL database. It's completely document-oriented. A NoSQL database allows you to store data in the form of JSON and any formats. If you want to learn more about MongoDB, visit the official documentation here
Enough for this section, in the next section we will start by defining our API routes.