(This tutorial was originally published on the Windows Azure documentation portal in January 2013)
Greetings, adventurers! Welcome to MongoDB-as-a-Service. Are you looking to create a Node.js Application on Windows Azure with MongoDB using the MongoLab Azure Store add-on?
In this tutorial you will:
- Provision the database – The Windows Azure Store MongoLab add-on will provide you with a MongoDB database hosted in the Windows Azure cloud and managed by MongoLab‘s cloud database platform.
- Create the app – It’ll be a simple Node.js app for maintaining a list of tasks.
- Deploy the app – By tying a few configuration hooks together, we’ll make pushing our code a breeze.
- Manage the database – Finally, we’ll show you MongoLab’s web-based database management portal where you can search, visualize, and modify data with ease.
At any time throughout this tutorial, feel free to kick off an email to email@example.com if you have any questions. To complete this tutorial, you need a Windows Azure account that has the Windows Azure Web Sites feature enabled. You can create a free trial account and enable preview features in just a couple of minutes. For details, see the Create a Windows Azure account and enable preview features tutorial.
In addition, ensure that you have the following installed:
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