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MERN Skeleton


A skeleton application with basic user CRUD and auth features - developed using React, Node, Express and MongoDB.

MERN Skeleton

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What you need to run this code

  1. Node (8.11.1)
  2. NPM (5.8.0)
  3. MongoDB (3.6.3)

How to run this code

  1. Make sure MongoDB is running on your system
  2. Clone this repository
  3. Open command line in the cloned folder,
    • To install dependencies, run npm install
    • To run the application for development, run npm run development
  4. Open localhost:3000 in the browser

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