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Get it up and running for development

Clone nieOS

  • git clone
  • cd nieOS

1. Create MongoDB instance:

Alternative 1: Create your own MongoDB instance:

  • Create a sandbox on Mongodb, choose a free instance.
  • In this sandbox, add your IP to the whitelist
  • Get the server-connect string, similiar to this: mongodb+srv:// via klick on Connect, klick on connect your application, klick one nodejs

Alternative 2: Contact

2. Connect nieOS to MongoDB:

  • Create a folder .settings
  • In the folder settings, create the file mongodbServer.js Your file should look similiar to the following:
const mongodbServer = 'mongodb+srv://';

module.exports = {
  mongodbServer: mongodbServer

3. Start Angular and Node.js

  • yarn
  • ng s

4. Start node.js

npm run start:server

Run in Docker container ( does not work at the moment )

  1. Download and run Docker container: docker run -p 5555:80 nieine/nieos:latest
  2. Open localhost:5555 in browser
  3. Optional: Set NGINX_HOST and NGINX_PORT to customise the webserver. E.g. docker run -e NGINX_HOST= -e NGINX_PORT=1234 -p 1234:1234 nieine/nieos:latest.

Running unit tests

Run ng test to execute the unit tests via Karma.

Development advice/ helping notes

Extend nieOS models / move them from localstorage to mongodb

  • create an interface, like in shared/nieOS/mongodb/action/action.ts
  • in backend/models add action.js for mongoose
  • in backend/routes add .js to post / update etc
  • add routes in app.js
  • create new service for mongodb in frontend, like mongodbAction.service.ts
  • test route in backend with console.log (without backend operations at first, bc it's easier.)
  • add mongoose Schema, instantiate it in backend/routes and assign req.body to mongoose object
  • save data to the database (ref tutorial 53)
  • check if it worked with mongo shell, again in 53
  • Fetch data from database, 54. Mongoose - docs tells more details on how to narrow fetching the data. Example again in backend/routes/action.js
  • Map _id from mongodb to id in frontent, like in dashboard.component.ts onInit()
  • integrate delete and update functions