The MEAN stack is pretty difficult to work with – at least it is for someone who is completely new to it. I enjoy working with Mongo DB, Node.js, and Express.js. The problem child in the stack is Angular – I’m realizing I’m not grasping everything that I thought I was.
Today was the last day to work on our MEAN stack lab. I decided to create an app where users can post their projects and have other users critique their projects. Users can upvote/downvote projects as well as critiques.
I was able to successfully complete the following:
- Have users create new projects, delete existing projects, and view all projects
- Have users upvote/downvote projects
- Have users add critiques for different projects
- Have users view all critiques made on projects
- Have users upvote/downvote critiques
- Seed the database with dummy data
- Use show/hide Angular directives to make a better user experience
At this time, I have yet to do the following:
- Allow users to update posts
- Add the ability to delete comments
- Create RegEx to prevent users from submitting critiques if the critique uses banned words or phrases
- Polished styling (I was only able to do some preliminary styling)
- Launch the app to Heroku
Although building this application was a huge struggle, I felt as though the application functioned a lot better than my project 3. It was also quite a learning experience!