Mongoose Course: Node and Mongo Explained
If you are seeing this page, then you are somewhat related to software engineering, and we all know that for people in tech learning a new technology is important. But we often procrastinate and defer it. And it’s not our fault, because in most cases there are just no good tutorials. This is especially true for new and emerging technologies like NodeJS.
NodeJS + NoSQL = <3
Why Mongoose is Your Friend
The danger of not using ORM (object-relational mapping) / ODM (object-document mapping) is that every time you make changes to the structure of the data, you have to modify the application code. In other words, if your application layer touches a database, then you’re in for a big trouble waiting to happen God forbid there are any changes to the database layer… and the chance of you having to make future changes in the software that you wrote is like 99.99%. :-( However, by using Mongoose you can mitigate this issue!
Also, you can make your application to have models, validations and at the same time organize code better with custom methods, and pre and post hooks. The additional benefit is that Mongoose methods are easier (and more fun) to use than native MongoDB driver ones.
Finally an Easy Way to Understand How to Use Node with MongoDB
Take a look at Mongoose’s extensive documentation at mongoosejs (dot) com (slash) docs. It’s fairly good, but who has time to read this documentation when you can use that time to write your own apps?! Also, reading online documentation and the library’s source code is boring. Many studies have shown that when something is boring, you learn it less effectively!
That’s why we’re working on a Mongoose course for you! This is the course on Mongoose you’ve been waiting for (as almost 200 backers of our “kickstarter” campaign proved).
What You’ll Be Able to Do
The Mongoose course has more than one hour of HD videos, and INSANE number of examples. After finishing lectures, answering quizzes and doing exercises outlined in the course, you’ll be able to do virtually anything with Node and MongoDB in a sane manner, using the industry’s best techniques and practices.
The course is ready and you can be access IMMEDIATELY… it’s time to take action to ensure you know the best way to use Node and MongoDB!
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Azat Mardan has over 12 years of experience in web, mobile and software development. With a Bachelor's Degree in Informatics and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology degree, Azat possesses deep academic knowledge as well as extensive practical experience.
Currently, Azat works as Technology Fellow at Capital One Financial Corporation. Before that, Azat worked as a Team Lead / Senior Software Engineer at DocuSign, where his team rebuilds 50 million user product (DocuSign web app) using the tech stack of Nodejs, Expressjs, Backbonejs, CoffeeScript, Jade, Stylus and Redis.
Recently, he worked as an engineer at the curated social media news aggregator website, Storify dot com (acquired by LiveFyre) which is used by BBC, NBC, CNN, The White House and others. Storify runs everything on Nodejs unlike other companies. It's the maintainer of the open-source library jade-browser.
Before that, Azat worked as a CTO/co-founder at Gizmo — an enterprise cloud platform for mobile marketing campaigns, and has undertaken the prestigious 500 Startups business accelerator program.
Prior to this, Azat was developing he developed mission-critical applications for government agencies in Washington, DC, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as Lockheed Martin.
Azat is a frequent attendee at Bay Area tech meet-ups and hackathons (AngelHack hackathon '12 finalist with teamFashionMetric dot com).
In addition, Azat teaches technical classes at General Assembly, Hack Reactor, pariSOMA and Marakana (acquired by Twitter) to much acclaim.
In his spare time, he writes about technology on his blog: webapplog dot com which is number one in “expressjs tutorial" Google search results. Azat is also the author of Expressjs Guide, Rapid Prototyping with JS and Oh My JS; and the creator of open-source Nodejs projects, including ExpressWorks, mongoui and HackHall.