Node.js Examples

Running the TODO application

(August 28, 2020) In this article series we've developed a Todo application using Node.js 14.x, Express, Bootstrap v5, Socket.IO, and using Sequelize for the database layer. It was developed to explore some of the new features in Node.js, and to explore the post-jQuery world that Bootstrap v5 offers.

Project setup for Node.js 14, Express, Bootstrap v5, Socket.IO application

(August 24, 2020) In this project we'll create a small TODO application using Node.js 14.x, the latest version of Express, Bootstrap v5, Bootstrap Icons, Sequelize for the database, and Socket.IO for multi-user real time interaction. In this posting we'll initialize the project directory, and put together the initial code.

Using Bootstrap and Socket.IO for the user interface in an Express Node.js 14 application

(August 26, 2020) The Bootstrap project has released the first Alpha for Bootstrap v5. It contains a number of major changes, such as dropping the requirement to use jQuery. Nothing is said about when the first official release will ship, but we can get a taste of what Bootstrap v5 will be like by using the Alpha to build a small application. This article goes over developing a Bootstrap v5 user interface for a TODO application.

Single page multi-user application with Express, Bootstrap v5, Socket.IO, Sequelize

(August 23, 2020) The Node.js world changed a lot this year with the Node.js 14 release, and its support for ES6 modules, async/await functions, and top-level async code. Another important change was the Bootstrap project which is preparing version 5 where the leading feature is to drop jQuery. These and other changes have come, and are coming, to application developers. This creates a good opportunity to revisit building web applications using Node.js, exploring not only the new features in Node.js but life with Bootstrap without relying on the jQuery crutch. To that end, let's write a little TODO application using Node.js 14, Express, Bootstrap 5, Sequelize, and Socket.IO.

Using Sequelize for the database layer in an Express Node.js 14 application

(August 25, 2020) Like many web applications, the TODO application we are developing with Express and Bootstrap v5 must persist its data somewhere. For that purpose we will use Sequelize to to interface with an SQL database (SQLite3). Sequelize is a high level ORM (Object Relations Manager) for Node.js that supports a long list of SQL databases.