Today, we are going to be building an image search abstraction layer that is built on top of the Bing search API. For this purpose, we’ll make use of Node.js + Express and Mongoose as an object manager for MongoDB. Additionally, we’ll harness the power of ECMAScript 6 using Babel.
This time, we are going to be creating a request header parser microservice in Node.js. Keep in mind that I’ll be using a set-up similar to that used by the previous two tutorials; for those who have not read them, that means that we’ll be using Express, and code our app using ECMAScript 6 thanks to Babel.
Feel free to go though the creation of a simple Express app post, as well as the set-up for using ECMAScript 6 within your node app.
What is ECMAScript 6?
As if that wasn’t enough reason to start learning about ECMAScript 6, over the next few posts, I’ll introduce you to some of the most useful features that you should start looking into right now!
January 16th, 2018 Update
As certain sections of this guide are now obsolete, here’s an updated solution proposed by avid reader Goungaf Saâd.
You can take a look at this version in this GitHub repo. Note that he is using create-react-app on this project, so the overall set-up might be slightly different.
This time around, we are going to build our lovely local weather app using React, Webpack and Babel. These 3 tools in conjunction give as enormous power and awesome syntactic sugar for our code.
We’ll make use of ECMAScript 6 classes, promises and arrow functions among others, but first, we need to get a proper environment set up. Navigate to your project folder and run the following command:
Note: If you don’t have Node and NPM installed, take a quick look at this post, that will get you going.
You’ll be asked for a few things, such as app name, author, description etc. Feel free to take your time and fill them in properly, or anxiously press enter to skip everything. Once done, you’ll have a package.json file in your project directory.