Tips for building Node.js web apps for your team project
Do not put node_modules/ in your Git repository. Look at .gitignore
to see how I've ignored it from my repository.
When you run npm install it will install the modules listed in your package.json file; to install individual modules that are not listed in package.json you need to explicitly mention their names: e.g., npm install sqlite3
sure you're aware of which code should go in the frontend and which
should go in the backend. For instance, you should not use jQuery
(e.g., $.ajax()) in your backend code.
Use console.log() in both your frontend and backend code to understand what code is executing and when
be especially aware of asynchronous code and callback functions, since they often execute not in the order you're expecting
Always remember to save your code, restart your server, and reload your frontend in your browser to see the latest edits. nodemon can automatically restart your server for you, and some browser extensions can auto-reload webpages.
Try to make sure all of your teammates have the same versions of
Node.js and npm installed (run node -v and npm -v to check your
Glitch provides free web hosting and an entirely
web-based coding environment for Node.js apps. It can also sync
with your team's GitHub repository. Feel free to try it as one
possible way of getting rid of incompatibilities between setups on
your teammates' computers. (It's not mandatory, though.)