3. The Backend

Basics

Acronym

Technology

M

MongoDB

E

ExpressJS

A

AngularJS

N

Node.js

Moving from Java to JavaScript

Do you have a strong background in Java? Here is a mapping that will help you gain a quick understanding of what's what in our stack:

Java

equivalent tech in NodeJS

We Use

Ant, Maven

Grunt, Gulp

Grunt

SpringBoot

ExpressJS, Loopback

Loopback

JPA Library

sequelize, loopback-juggler

loopback-juggler

Loopback

Just like the industry moved from web servers to application servers. It is now moving from application servers to api servers as a matter of convenience and to facilitate faster development cycles.

Loopback is built on top of ExpressJS. It is then next logical step for those who want to write REST~ful services.

We will cover loopback in this chapter.