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Vue.js + Node.js + Express + MongoDB example: MEVN stack CRUD Application

In this tutorial, I will show you how to build a MEVN stack (Vue.js + Node.js + Express + MongoDB) example with a CRUD Application. The back-end server uses Node.js + Express for REST APIs, front-end side is a Vue client with Vue Router and axios.

More Practice: Node.js Express + Vue.js: JWT Authentication & Authorization example

Serverless with Firebase:
Vue Firebase Realtime Database: CRUD example
Vue Firestore: Build a CRUD App example


Vue.js + Node.js + Express + MongoDB example Overview

We will build a full-stack Tutorial Application in that:

  • Tutorial has id, title, description, published status.
  • User can create, retrieve, update, delete Tutorials.
  • There is a search box for finding Tutorials by title.

Here are screenshots of the example.

– Add an object:

vue-node-express-mongodb-crud-add-object

– Show all objects:

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– Click on Edit button to update an object:

vue-node-express-mongodb-crud-edit-object

On this Page, you can:

  • change status to Published/Pending using Publish/UnPublished button
  • remove the object from MongoDB Database using Delete button
  • update this object’s details on Database with Update button

– Search objects by field ‘title’:

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MEVN stack CRUD App Architecture

We’re gonna build the application with following architecture:

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– Node.js Express exports REST APIs & interacts with MongoDB Database using Mongoose ODM.
– Vue Client sends HTTP Requests and retrieves HTTP Responses using axios, consume data on the components. Vue Router is used for navigating to pages.

Node.js Express MongoDB Back-end

Overview

These are APIs that Node.js Express App will export:

MethodsUrlsActions
GETapi/tutorialsget all Tutorials
GETapi/tutorials/:idget Tutorial by id
POSTapi/tutorialsadd new Tutorial
PUTapi/tutorials/:idupdate Tutorial by id
DELETEapi/tutorials/:idremove Tutorial by id
DELETEapi/tutorialsremove all Tutorials
GETapi/tutorials?title=[kw]find all Tutorials which title contains 'kw'

Project Structure

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db.config.js exports configuring parameters for MongoDB connection & Mongoose.
Express web server in server.js where we configure CORS, initialize & run Express REST APIs.
– Next, we add configuration for MongoDB database in models/index.js, create Mongoose data model in models/tutorial.model.js.
– Tutorial controller in controllers.
– Routes for handling all CRUD operations (including custom finder) in tutorial.routes.js.

Implementation

You can find step by step to implement this Node.js Express App in the post:
Node.js, Express & MongoDb: Build a CRUD Rest Api example

Vue.js Front-end

Overview

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– The App component is a container with router-view. It has navbar that links to routes paths.

TutorialsList component gets and displays Tutorials.
Tutorial component has form for editing Tutorial’s details based on :id.
AddTutorial component has form for submission new Tutorial.

– These Components call TutorialDataService methods which use axios to make HTTP requests and receive responses.

Technology

  • vue: 2.6.10
  • vue-router: 3.1.3
  • axios: 0.19.0

Project Structure

vue-node-express-mysql-example-vue-client-project-structure

package.json contains 3 main modules: vue, vue-router, axios.
– There are 3 components: TutorialsList, Tutorial, AddTutorial.
router.js defines routes for each component.
http-common.js initializes axios with HTTP base Url and headers.
TutorialDataService has methods for sending HTTP requests to the Apis.
vue.config.js configures port for this Vue Client.

Implementation

You can find step by step to implement this Vue App in the post:
Vue.js CRUD App with Vue Router & Axios

Or using Vuetify: Vuetify data-table example with a CRUD App

vuetify-data-table-example-crud-app-retrieve-all

Conclusion

Now we have an overview of Vue.js + Node.js Express + MongoDB example when building a MEVN stack CRUD App.

We also take a look at client-server architecture for REST API using Express & Mongoose ODM, as well as Vue.js project structure for building a front-end app to make HTTP requests and consume responses.

Next tutorials show you more details about how to implement the system:

If you want a Typescript version for the Vue App, it is here:
Vue Typescript CRUD Application to consume Web API example

Pagination:
Server side Pagination in Node.js, MongoDB | Mongoose Paginate v2
Vue Pagination with Axios and API (Server Side pagination) example

vue-pagination-axios-api-bootstrap-vue-page-change

Serverless with Firebase:
Vue Firebase Realtime Database: CRUD example
Vue Firestore: Build a CRUD App example

Happy learning, see you again!

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