Technology

NodeJS tutorial – MongoDB driven Employee Database

This is a simplistic database-driven employee website. It does not, at all, have all of the functions a real employee database would. Nor is the database well designed for actual use. This is just designed to show the CRUD functions that you can use with MongoDB and NodeJS. (CRUD: Create, Read, Update, Delete) Disclaimer: I

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RESTful people – NodeJS and MongoDB

Today, I wanted to go through the process of creating a simple API that gets data from a MongoDB using NodeJS. We’re going to use the default Mongo driver to do this. (Most use Mongoose; it is a bit easier to work with according to the internet.) We are also going to use Assert and

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MVC and NodeJS

So, I like MVC. (Model, View, Controller) The “view” in MVC is one of the really cool pieces; it allows you to quickly and easily make a template that you can apply “data” to at will. It allows for a dynamic website without needing to build extra pages. It can also help SEO and a

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Development Speed

One of the things I look at when I’m developing something is how fast I can get the project launched. This is one of the things, more than any other, that calls me to NodeJS. It is very simple and easy to get something running. In fact, I’m going to take you through a quick

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Movie Database

About two years ago, I started working on a movie database app so that I could learn how to do web forms development in ASP.NET. It looks terrible, but it functions, and it gave me some good insight, and was good practice. So when I decided that I wanted to take a trip down MVC

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Pathfinder Application

Soon I intend to Open Source a Pathfinder Application on GitHub. Something for me to start working for in among the rest of the Open Source Community. I intend to create a DLL that allows you to easily create and maintain characters. It’ll calculate their bonuses automatically, attack bonuses, character traits based on level, and

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An Ambitious Project

I like gaming. Whether it be on the PC, Console, or sitting down at a table with some friends, I love it. I don’t have the stamina for video games that I used to, but I can play Tabletop games for hours and hours. I used to post some content from our games here, back

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Gone Home

So, I am going to preface this with the following statement: There will be spoilers in this post about the game “Gone Home”. So, if you don’t want spoilers, I suggest that you stop reading now.

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Third-Party Development

{Editor’s note: Eric will be occasionally writing technology pieces for the blog here. He also maintains a piece of software that third party developers can modify via plugins.}   Sometimes, being a third party developer is an interesting position to be in. Without these devs, the only software or features available either comes from the

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New York – Long Island

I am currently in Holtsville New York, out on Long Island, searching for a place to live. The reason for this is that three weeks ago I accepted a job offer from Stony Brook Hospital to work as a Programmer on their Cerner team. I’m excited about the job, and begin orientation on Thursday. The

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