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Heya! 👋 This package is being deprecated & moved to another repository for a new version of Clementine in early 2020. I'll link to the repo when that happens, but this repository will be archived at that time.

Clementine.js FCC Boilerplate

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Clementine.js is a lightweight boilerplate for fullstack JavaScript development which utilizes MongoDB, Express and Node.js. The boilerplate errs on the side of transparency and simplicity, making it an ideal starting point for beginner and seasoned developers alike.

The Free Code Camp version of Clementine.js is meant for use when completing projects as part of the FCC curriculum. This version includes GitHub authentication using Passport.


There are 3 versions of Clementine.js:

  • Standard: the simplest version of Clementine.js. Intended for those who wish for the smallest and least intrusive footprint OR to implement features on their own.
  • Angular: a slightly more complex version of the same application. This version employs the use of AngularJS as the front-end framework.
  • Free Code Camp (FCC) (this version): A modified version of the standard boilerplate that is intended for use with the Free Code Camp curriculum.

Quick Start Guide


In order to use Clementine.js, you must have the following installed:

Installation & Startup

To install Clementine.js, simply enter the below in the terminal window:

$ git clone your-project

To install the dependencies, enter the following in your terminal:

$ cd your-project
$ npm install

This will install the Clementine.js components into the your-project directory.

Setup GitHub Authentication

Please follow this guide to register the application with GitHub and get API keys / secrets.

Local Environment Variables

Create a file named .env in the root directory. This file should contain:


Starting the App

To start the app, make sure you're in the project directory and type node server.js into the terminal. This will start the Node server and connect to MongoDB.

You should the following messages within the terminal window:

Node.js listening on port 8080...

Next, open your browser and enter http://localhost:8080/. Congrats, you're up and running! Setup

If you're using, please reference the documentation for instructions to get Clementine.js working in the c9 environment.


This is an open-source project, and contributions are always welcome! To see ways to contribute, please review the contribution guidelines.


Complete documentation can be found here.


You can find a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to create this app from the ground up here.


Features Standard Angular FCC
MongoDB Yes Yes Yes
Express Yes Yes Yes
AngularJS (1.x) No Yes No
Node.js Yes Yes Yes
Passport No No Yes
Mongoose No No Yes


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