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Connecting Frontend to Backend Like a Pro — Mern Stack Tutorial Part 1

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Connecting Frontend to Backend Like a Pro — Mern Stack Tutorial Part 1

The ultimate web development series with a simple-to-follow guide.

Nitin Sharma
Level Up Coding
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If you’ve been following my journey, you probably already know that I’ve been working as a web developer for more than three years.

What’s unique about this skill is that it’s the first one I picked up that actually started putting real money in my pocket.

Now, I’m excited to share with you a comprehensive series of posts that will serve as a step-by-step tutorial for the MERN Stack, starting right from the basics.

In this initial post, we’ll dive into the fundamental concept of connecting the front-end of a website with its back-end.

As we progress through this series, we’ll explore building a robust login and signup system, complete with securely storing user data in a MongoDB database.

Additionally, we’ll embark on a journey to create a fully functional blog application using the MERN Stack, piece by piece.

So, without further ado, let’s kickstart this exciting learning adventure.

1. Creating the Perfect Folder Structure for Frontend and Backend

To get started, let’s set up a well-organized folder structure for both the front-end and back-end of our project.

To do this, follow this simple step:

Create a new folder named “mern” in the location of your choice.

You can do this by running the following command in your terminal or command prompt:

mkdir mern

With this simple step, you’ve created a dedicated folder that will house both the front-end and back-end components of our project.

Also, this folder will help keep things organized as we move forward.

2. Create a Client(Frontend) for Your Mern Project

Now, let’s take a detailed step-by-step approach to set up our front-end part. Follow these instructions:

Step 1: Navigate to the “mern” folder you created: