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#TIY Full Stack

##Getting started

###Set up the build system

  • clone this repo with git clone git@github.com:magentanova/tiy-full-stack.git THE-LOCAL-FOLDER-YOU-WANT-TO-CREATE
  • disconnect from my remote repo and point to your own (see Publishing)
  • cd into the local folder
  • npm install
  • npm run go
  • visit localhost:3000 to make sure it's working

###Set up mongo db

  • brew install mongodb
  • sudo mkdir -p /data/db
  • sudo chown -R $(whoami) /data/
  • mongod
  • if your console output ends with something like "waiting for connections on port XXXXX", then your database is listening for queries. you're good to go.

###Install postman

  • https://www.getpostman.com/
  • this chrome extension allows you to test POST requests to your api endpoints much more easily and quickly than you could by writing JavaScript.
  • you can set headers, write JSON into the request body, and use tabs to track multiple requests at once.


  • you'll only write code in the files in the src/ folder
  • every time you save in that folder, your code will be read and transpiled into the dist/ folder. only files in dist/ will be served up to the browser.
  • view and test your app at localhost:3000


  • disconnect your local repo from this one with git remote remove origin
  • hub create YOUR-APP-NAME -- this will simultaneously (1) create you a remote repo with the given name and (2) create a local reference connecting the directory you're in to the remote you just created
  • add, commit and push per usual


The easiest thing to do is deploy to heroku. Once you have an account and you've installed the heroku command line tools, simply run:

  • heroku create YOUR-APP-NAME
  • heroku addons:create mongolab
  • git push origin heroku

Have fun!