Creating your first Node.js application with Node-Data

In this blog, we will learn how to create a Node.js application with Node-Data. Let’s assume that you are building an application for blogs and you want to create REST APIs which can be used by a front-end/mobile application.

    • Create blogs into database
    • Update blogs into database
    • Delete blogs from database
    • Find and fetch a blog using any existing blog ID from the database

Prerequisites:

  • MongoDB is installed and server is running on a default port
  • Node 6.9.0 is installed
  • IDE (Eg: VS Code)
  • REST client (Eg: Postman, Curl) for testing

Installation:

  1. git clone https://github.com/ratneshsinghparihar/nodedata-demo-sample.git
  2. cd nodedata-demo-sample/Demo-Sample
  3. npm install

Code changes

  • Add a model blogmodel.ts inside the Models folder.
  • Add a repository blogmodelrepository.ts inside the Repositories folder.
  • Model with @document to create a document inside Blogs collection.
  • A repository with the blog name will create all the necessary REST end points.

Testing

  1. npm start
  2. Post a JSON {“name”: “testBlog”} to http://localhost:9999/data/blogs
  3. Hit the api to get data(http://localhost:9999/data/blogs)
  4. Hit the api with put method http://localhost:9999/data/blogs/{{blogId}} with body {“name”: “testBlog1”}
  5. Hit the api with delete method http://localhost:9999/data/blogs/{{blogId}}

Conclusion

Now you can see how creating rest apis is super easy with node-data. If you want to know more check out the our github
 
https://github.com/ratneshsinghparihar/Node-Data

Or visit our main page

https://nodedataio.azurewebsites.net/

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