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Things to install
Setting up the repo
- Create new repo on Github
- Clone it down,
git clone email@example.com:stolksdorf/sample_proj.git
- Create a new app at Heroku
- Add it to your repo,
git remote add heroku firstname.lastname@example.org:sample_proj.git
git push origin master updates your github repo
git push origin heroku deploys your app to Heroku
Run your App
npm init to setup your
packages.json. Fill out whatever you like, but we're using
app.js as the entry point
- Pull in needed Node packages.
npm install ejs --save
npm install express --save
npm install mongodb --save
npm install mongoose --save
npm install underscore --save
- Add MongoDB to your project.
heroku addons:add mongohq
- Copy in
node app.js will start your server listening on port 5000
- Go to
localhost:5000 to see your app in action.
- To see changes in server-side code, you'll you'll need to restart the server.
- To see changes in client-side code, just refresh the web page
modules - Where all your server side JS is kept.
modules/models - DB models here. Include in a schema, statics, and methods
modules/middleware.js - Middleware is code that's ran within an async stack. Things like:
request -> [load user -> is user admin?] -> return page. Middleware is in the brackets.
node_modules - Code for the node packages we pulled in using
npm are stored here. Don't touch.
app.js - Our heart of our apllication. Setups up our server and declares any resources we need.
package.json - Machine readable description of our project. Let's Heroku know what it should do with the project.
Procfile - Command(s) that Heroku will run when it spins up a dyno.