Recommended: Read LoopBack core concepts.
Coffee Shop Reviews is a website that you can use to post reviews on coffee shops, like Yelp for coffee shops.
The app will persist data to two different datasources: it will store reviewer data in a MySQL database and coffee shop and review data in a MongoDB database.
This application has three models:
They are related as follows:
In general, users can create, edit, delete, and read reviews of coffee shops, with the following basic rules and permissions implemented through ACLs:
First, clone the repository.
$ git clone https://github.com/strongloop/loopback-getting-started-intermediate.git
To better understand what’s going on, run the Coffee Shop Reviews application:
$ cd loopback-getting-started-intermediate
$ npm install
$ node .
Browse your REST API at http://0.0.0.0:3000/explorer
Web server listening at: http://0.0.0.0:3000/
> models created sucessfully
Now load http://0.0.0.0:3000/ in your browser. You’ll see the application home page:
Click on Log in. You’ll see the login page:
Click Login to login with the provided email and password. Notice if you change the email or password, you can’t login (but the app doesn’t display an error – that’s left as an exercise for the reader).
After logging in, you’ll see the “Add review” page by default:
Click Add Review to create a new review, My Reviews to view only your reviews, or All Reviews to view all reviews again. You can only review the three predefined coffee shops; the application does not provide the ability to add a new coffee shop as an administrator yet.
To understand all the features of the Coffee Shop Reviews app, you’re going to recreate it from scratch. The starting point is the app you created in Getting started with LoopBack.
So, if you followed that tutorial, simply change to that directory:
$ cd <my-getting-started-app>
If you didn’t follow that tutorial, you can just clone the repository:
$ git clone https://github.com/strongloop/loopback-getting-started.git
$ cd loopback-getting-started
Next: Continue to Create new data source to add a new data source that the application will use.