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Single Page Application with Angular.js, Node.js and NeDB (NeDB Module) – updated for Express 4

May 27, 2015 0 Comments

This post is a proof of concept towards make web application with Javascript based Web Server with light-weight database NeDB.It shows how to create a single page application in Node.js and NeDB (NeDB Module) with Express4. To make this possible, we have selected –

1> Angular.js for client side development – Single Page Application

2> Cross Domain Communication in between Angular.js and Node.js

3> Node.js for server side development

4> Rest based web service creation with express.js

5> Database – NeDb

6> Node.js NeDB Module Extention

We have created a Proof of Concept with Javascript based web server, where we have focused on dealing with NeDB with javascript based framework Node.js and angular.js on client side.

Architecture at a glance –

Angular.js Node NeDB So here are the steps –

Installation –

A> Download and install Node.js from here. air max pas cher B> To Develop the application we need to install nedb module for Node.js Command – npm install nedb (should be connected to internet) C> We need to install express.js for node.js Command – npm install express (should be connected to internet)

Configuration Code –

Now, we will try to describe the code portion – [javascript] var application_root = __dirname, express = require("express"), path = require("path"); [/javascript] Here we have initialised the express.js within javascript variables in respect of Node.js concept. [javascript] var app = express(); [/javascript] Here we have initialised the express web server in app variable. [javascript] var databaseUrl = "c:/nodeNedb/db/user.db"; var Datastore = require(‘nedb’); db = {}; db.users = new Datastore({ filename: databaseUrl, autoload: true }); // to autoload datastore [/javascript] Here we have made the connection to the nedb database using the Node.js nedb module extension library. Nike Pas Cher [javascript] var env = process.env.NODE_ENV || ‘development’; if (‘development’ == env) { var bodyParser = require(‘body-parser’); app.use(bodyParser.json()); app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: true })); var methodOverride = require(‘method-override’); app.use(methodOverride()); app.use(express.static(path.join(application_root, "public"))); var errorhandler = require(‘errorhandler’); app.use(errorhandler()); } [/javascript] Here we have made the configuration related to express.js

Rest Services Code –

[javascript] app.route(‘/api’).get(function (req, res) { res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "http://localhost"); res.send(‘Our Sample API is up…’); }); [/javascript] Here we have made our first REST based web service and tested whether the express.js is up. baskets noires Asics Lyte Jogger Our sample api will be – (Get Method) [javascript] app.route(‘/getangularusers’).get(function (req, res) { res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "http://localhost"); res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Methods", "GET, POST"); // The above 2 lines are required for Cross Domain Communication(Allowing the methods that come as Cross Domain Request db.users.find(”, function(err, users) {// Query in NeDB via NeDB Module if( err || !users) console.log("No users found"); else { res.writeHead(200, {‘Content-Type’: ‘application/json’}); // Sending data via json str='[‘; users.forEach( function(user) { str = str + ‘{ "name" : "’ + user.username + ‘"},’ +’\n’; }); str = str.trim(); str = str.substring(0,str.length-1); str = str + ‘]’; res.end( str); // Prepared the jSon Array here } }); }); [/javascript] Here we have created another REST api to get all username from user collection and so have done the nedb query. Our sample api will be – (Get Method) [javascript] app.route(‘/insertangularneuser’).post(function (req, res){ console.log("POST: "); res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "http://localhost"); res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Methods", "GET, POST"); //The above 2 lines are required for Cross Domain Communication(Allowing the methods that come as Cross //Domain Request console.log(req.body); console.log(req.body.mydata); var jsonData = JSON.parse(req.body.mydata);{email:, password: jsonData.password, username: jsonData.username}, function(err, saved) { // Query in NeDB via NeDB Module if( err || !saved ) res.end( "User not saved"); else res.end( "User saved"); }); }); [/javascript] Here we have made a POST request to create an user via REST calling. Nike Air Max 90 Heren Our sample api will be – Method) [javascript] //Launch server app.listen(1212); [/javascript] We have made the server to listen at 1212 port. Now run node appnedbangular.js from command shell.

Angular.js part –

Below is the code in Angular Controller – [javascript] ‘use strict’; var myApp = angular.module(‘myApp’, []); // Taking Angular Application in Javascript Variable //Below is the code to allow cross domain request from web server through angular.js myApp.config([‘$httpProvider’, function($httpProvider) { $httpProvider.defaults.useXDomain = true; delete $httpProvider.defaults.headers.common[‘X-Requested-With’]; } ]); /* Controllers */ function UserListCtrl($scope, $http, $templateCache) { var method = ‘POST’; var inserturl = ‘http://localhost:1212/insertangularneuser’; // URL where the Node.js server is running $scope.codeStatus = ""; $ = function() { //Preparing the Json Data from the Angular Model to send in the Server. var formData = { ‘username’ : this.username, ‘password’ : this.password, ’email’ : }; this.username = ”; this.password = ”; = ”; var jdata = ‘mydata=’+JSON.stringify(formData); // The data is to be string. fjallraven kanken backpack outlet $http({ // Accessing the Angular $http Service to send data via REST Communication to Node Server. method: method, url: inserturl, data: jdata , headers: {‘Content-Type’: ‘application/x-www-form-urlencoded’}, cache: $templateCache }). success(function(response) { console.log("success"); // Getting Success Response in Callback $scope.codeStatus =; console.log($scope.codeStatus); }). error(function(response) { console.log("error"); // Getting Error Response in Callback $scope.codeStatus = response || "Request failed"; console.log($scope.codeStatus); }); $scope.list();// Calling the list function in Angular Controller to show all current data in HTML return false; }; $scope.list = function() { var url = ‘http://localhost:1212/getangularusers’;// URL where the Node.js server is running $http.get(url).success(function(data) { $scope.users = data; }); // Accessing the Angular $http Service to get data via REST Communication from Node Server }; $scope.list(); } [/javascript]

Angular Template and HTML

We have referred the Angular Controller in above code [javascript] Search: <input ng-model="user"> <div class="span10"> <!–Body content–&gt; <ul class="users"> <li ng-repeat="user in users | filter:user "> {{}} </li> </ul> </div> [/javascript] We have used the ng-repeat tag to take the users data model from REST communication and shown in HTML [javascript] <form name="myform" id="myform1" ng-submit="save()"> <fieldset> <legend>New User&lt;/legend> <div class="control-group"> <center>input type="text" placeholder="User…" ng-model="username" size=50 required/></center> <center><input type="text" placeholder="Password…" ng-model="password" size=50 required/></center> <center><input type="text" placeholder="Email…" ng-model="email" size=50 required/></center> </div> </fieldset> <p> <div><center><button type="submit" >Save now…</button></center></div> </p> </form> [/javascript] We have used the ng-submit tag to send the user data model from REST communication and sent to node server to save in NeDB. chaussures asics pas cher To Note : As NeDB is a light-weight Database, which can be embedded in Node WebKit Applications, for fairly large scale database requirement, reader should consider MongoDB in production environment. Reader can download the complete source-code in GitHub. Reference :- Also if you find this article helpful, you can connect us in Google+ and Twitter.

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