Kaustubh Ghadge - Senior MEAN Stack Developer

Kaustubh Ghadge- MBA, MS, and Senior MEAN Stack Developer

Kaustubh has over five years of technology consulting experience with focus on web development, cloud technologies. In his experience as a web developer and digital strategist, Kaustubh has worked with SaaS startups within the industries of marketing and mortgage technology.

He has an MBA and a master of Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology

He is co-founder of Chicago based Indica Digital which focuses on mortgage digital strategy and Pune based Intelliflow Systems. As a senior instructor at High School Technology Services, Kaustubh has taught full-stack web development and cross-platform mobile App development to students from the U.S. and Canada.

Here are his two more courses:

Intro to JavaScript

Intermediate JS with jQuery, JSON and Ajax

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Course Curriculum

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  1- JavaScript Refresher and Node.JS Installation
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  2- Intro to Node.js
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  3- Intro to Express.js
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  4- Intro to MongoDB
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In this course you learn how to use JavaScript frameworks like Node.JS and Express.js to build back-end applications.This course will prepare you for taking OpenJS Node.js Application Developer (JSNAD) certification exam.

Learning Objectives

Since its introduction in 2009, Node.js has become one of the go-to platforms from developing everything for massively scaleable real-time enterprise web applications to automating Internet of Things embedded devices. Because it is written in JavaScript, the most popular and widely used programming language in the world, and has more than 200,000 publicly available opensource packages in its module ecosystem, developing Node.js applications increases developer productivity and reduces infrastructure costs. In our Intro to Node.js training course, students will learn:

  • The fundamentals of asynchronous server-side JavaScript
  • Node.js standard library including Streams, Buffers and HTTP servers
  • How to create, deploy and distribute Node.js applications
  • Workflow automation with Gulp and Grunt task runners
  • Interacting with NoSQL databases like MongoDB
  • The basics of building a real-time web application in the Express.JS framework
  • Learn how to use Node.JS in conjunction with a SQL database
  • Learn how to build and deploy RESTFUL API with Express.js and MongoDB

Topics and Subtopics

Here is the list of topics and subtopics covered in this course.

I. Refresher and Installation

a.            Quick JavaScript Programming Refresher

1.   Lexical Structure

2.   Expressions

3.   Types

4.   Variables

5.   Functions

6.   this

7.   Arrow Functions

8.   Loops

9.   Scopes

10. Arrays

11. Template Literals


13.Strict Mode

b.           Difference between Node.js and browser environment for running JS

c.            Setup and installation guide

II. Intro to Node.js

a.            Overview of Functional Programming

  1. Asynchronous programming and callbacks
  2. Timers
  3. Promises
  4. Async and Await
  5. Closures
  6. The Event Loop

d.           What is Node.js? Why does Node.js exist?

e.            What is NPM?

f.             Fundamental concepts of Node.js

g.           Error Handling

III. Intro to Express.js

a.            What is Express.js?

b.           Features of Express.js

c.            Express.js Installation

d.           Express.js Fundamental Concepts

  1. REST API & HTTP Methods
  2. Scaffolding
  3. Middleware
  4. Routing
  5. Database Connectivity
  6. Error Handling

IV. Intro to MongoDB

a.            What are NoSQL databases?

b.           Refresher on Promises

c.            What is MongoDB? Why use MongoDB?

d.           Installation

e.            Fundamentals of MongoDB

  1. Dealing with Data
  2. Queries
  3. CRUD Operations

V. Project 1- Building RESTFUL API Using Express and MongoDB

VI. Project 2- User Authentication System [MongoDB]

VII. Project 3- User Authentication System [SQL]


Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS as well as good knowledge of JavaScript.

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Private Tutoring Classes

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