Join Shaun Wassell for an in-depth discussion in this video Testing an Express server with Postman, part of React: Creating and Hosting a Full-Stack Site.
- [Instructor] As we move forward … with our server development, … it's going to be very important … for us to have an easy and reliable way to test it. … So far just typing the URL into our browser has worked, … but for some of the more complicated operations … we're going to want to implement, … this won't be quite good enough. … What a lot of people do to test their backend, … is develop a feature on their frontend first, … and then use that to test the backend. … But in practice I've found that it's generally much easier … to develop the backend first, … and then build out the corresponding frontend functionality. … A tool that's used by many developers … is a free piece of software called Postman. … Let's download Postman now … so that we can use it to develop our blog's backend. … Once we've downloaded it, we're going to install it. … Once we've downloaded and installed Postman, … let's use it to query our backend. … First let's make sure our server's still running, … we see that it is, …
- Creating the app component
- Using React-Router links
- Setting up an Express server
- Route parameters in Express
- Adding the comments functionality
- Installing and adding MongoDB to your project
- Rewriting the endpoints
- Adding React hooks
- Adding buttons and forms
- Pushing code to GitHub
- Running a full-stack app on AWS
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating a React Front End
2. Creating a Node Back End
3. Setting Up MongoDB
4. Connecting the Front and Back Ends
5. Hosting the Site
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