FOSS4G 2016 Bonn – Workshop


I am presenting a workshop entitled – A Leaflet map with Node.js, MongoDB and Heroku, it is scheduled for Tuesday 23rd Morning 9:00-13:00. There are 20 places available.


A fun introduction to building a simple slippy map application with Node.js and MongoDB, using Heroku – a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build and run applications entirely in the cloud. I wanted to explore the Node.js environment with a view to building a very simple mapping application. Initial searches didn’t reveal too much in the way of Leaflet, Node.js and MongoDB examples. I attended an informative workshop by Steve Pousty at the Portland OR FOSS4G event, same bundle, but with Flask rather than Node.js. I decided to put a simple tutorial together in the hope that others might benefit from my efforts. Initially I found Node.js to be rather intimidating, it’s really not, but there are many third party Node.js programs, these vary from example to example and can be overwhelming. My suggestion would be to start off simple, figure out what you need and as you learn more, start exploring. I have found the Heroku environment to be ideal for my application development needs, it’s easy to use and removes the hassle from the build leaving me to focus on the fun parts. My main objective is to give something back to a community that has provided me with so much.

Please spread the word – see you in Bonn!


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