So last week I put together a reddit like site, a clone of reddit as you can say. This is my first MERN stack application I am putting out to the world. I pretty much did a rush work and cut a lot of corners, just to get it out there and see how it goes.
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Finally I got to Build a MERN Stack Application!
For those who don’t know, MERN stands for Mongo database, Express framework, React.js framework and Node.js runtime environment. Together they create a software stack for building custom web application.
Now that’s all the technical stuff, let me share what’s exactly I mean by all this..
Node.js is like My Wife and I am Getting Bored with Her :(
As funny and absurd as it sounds, I think it’s a similar feeling. I chased node, I tried to figure it out. I dreamt of building stuff with node. Eventually I figure it out. I learned how to build stuff with it. Then slowly I got bored with it. Looks like the honeymoon period is over 🙁
This is actually an interesting take on learning code.
And this also happened with me when learning other languages!
Thoughts After Building a Twitter Clone in Node.js
Last season I built a twitter clone in Node.js. It’s a social media web application built with Node.js, Express, Mongoose and Passport.js.
I deployed the app into a live server in Heroku, making it my first live Node/Express app.
I first shared the link onto the Node.js Facebook group for feedback. I also asked people not to attack it.
Here’s the app in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMIU9cG4qmw
So after launching the site, so many things I realized for the first time. Let me start with the positive first:
Deleting an Item From MongoDB Mongoose By User Permission
The first thing you learn when building a web application is CRUD, Create Read, Update and Destroy. I was learning Node.js to build the backend of my application. The first few lessons were about creating data, and then editing it.
In MongoDB mongoose, there are some handy commands for creating, editing items. Let’s say I have a blog post which I created. To edit it, I call the
.findOneAndUpdate() method for editing the existing collection.
I soon figured out there must be a
.deleteOne() method to delete an item from the database collection.
I gave that a try.