How Do I Create a Markdown Blog Using Node JS Express and MongoDB?

Node JS Express and MongoDB provide a simple, efficient way to create and manage a markdown blog. To create the blog, first create a new Express application using the following command:

npm init

Next, add the required dependencies using the following command:

npm install express mongoose –save

Create a new directory to store the blog’s content and cd into it using the following command:

mkdir myblog && cd myblog

Next, install the Express and Mongoose dependencies using the following commands:

Create an application.js file in the myblog directory and add the following code to it:

var express = require(‘express’); var Mongoose = require(‘mongoose’); var app = express(); app.use(express.static(__dirname)); app.bodyParser()); app.

methodOverride()); app.use(‘/’, function (req, res) { res.sendFile(__dirname + ‘/app.js’); }); Mongoose.connect(‘mongodb://localhost:27017/myblog’, { useMongo : true }); app.listen(3000); // For production use ‘http://localhost:3000’ instead of ‘3000’.

Next, create a routes.js file in the myblog directory and add the following code to it: // GET / index route var index = function () { }; // GET /blog/:id/show route var show = function (id) { }; // POST /blog/:id create route var create = function (id) { }; // PUT /blog/:id update route var update = function (id, data) { }; // DELETE /blog/:id route var delete = function (id) { }; index(); show({ id : 1 }); create({ id : 2 }); update({ id : 3 , data : ‘new data’ }); delete({ id : 4 });

Finally, create a main.js file in the myblog directory and add the following code to it: // Define an Express application var app = new express(); // Connect to MongoDB server app.

use(Mongoose); // Start listening on port 3000 console.log(‘Listening on port 3000’);.

Next, open up your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:3000/. You should see a page that displays information about your newly created Express application and shows you how to connect to it using MongoDB. If everything has gone according to plan, you’re now ready to start writing your first blog post!.

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