Starting with Node and Express, you will discover how web apps work on the back end. You will create different routes for the different functions you want to make available in your API. Then you will add MongoDB, a NoSQL database, to make your API fully dynamic and your data fully persistent.
Many courses of this kind push you into some kind of front-end framework like Angular, React, or Vue. In this course, however, the front-end app is already built! This means that you can fully concentrate on building your API and watch it come to life, honing your back-end skills and leaving you free to choose your own path.
The app you will be working on is a very simple online store. You will build an API to CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) items for sale. You will add authentication to your API to protect it, and you will also incorporate user file handling to allow users to upload images.