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MERN Essential Training

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to build full-stack applications with MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js—collectively known as the MERN stack.

Curious about how MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js, or MERN, work together, and how to build a full-stack application with the MERN stack? In this course, instructor Emmanuel Henri shows you how. Using practical examples, he shines a spotlight on each step of the process. Learn how to set up your initial Node.js and Express server; set up your Mongo database; define the needed endpoints; create a React front end; and add a form to present data to users.


  • Learn all about MERN
  • Base knowledge checklist
1. Setting Up
  • Introduction to MERN
  • Install MongoDB
  • Install the developer tools
  • Install Node and React
2. MERN: Node and Express
  • Babel setup in the server
  • Initial server setup
  • Server files and folders
3. MERN: Mongo and Routing
  • Set up your database
  • Set up your schema
  • Create the POST endpoint
  • Create all items GET endpoint
  • Create specific ID GET endpoint
  • Create a PUT endpoint
  • Create a DELETE endpoint
4. MERN: React Front End
  • Add a styling library and folder structure
  • Add the main page structure
  • Add the state and Axios
  • Create the listing component
  • Create the single item component
  • Add the form base structure
  • Finalize the form
  • Extend the application
  • Going further with MERN

Taught by

Emmanuel Henri

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