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Getting Started With MongoDB As A Docker Container Deployment

MongoDB is one of the most popular NoSQL databases on the market right now and is used heavily with Node.js development in particular. So what if you wanted to give MongoDB a spin and see what it’s all about?

There are plenty of deployment options when it comes to using MongoDB. For example, I had recently written a tutorial titled, Developing a RESTful API with Node.js and MongoDB Atlas which focused on the MongoDB cloud solution called Atlas. However, you can also install MongoDB on premise using multiple options.

In this tutorial we’re going to focus on using Docker to deploy MongoDB as a container and interact with it with the shell client.

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Getting Started With The Android SDK For NativeScript Development On MacOS

When it comes to mobile development, Android has always been a pain to deal with. While iOS has a terrible deployment to production experience, Android has a terrible installation and configuration experience.

I’ve been developing Android applications since before hybrid web and cross-platform native were a thing and up until recently, the Android installation experience has been unchanged. However, now things are different with a heavy push towards Android Studio and less towards the command line interface (CLI).

If you’re like me and feel that Android Studio has no business in your NativeScript workflow, you’re probably still interested in the Android CLI’s less than ideal experience. We’re going to see how to get setup on macOS with not only the Android CLI, but also the various packages and appropriate simulators for NativeScript development.

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Connect To A Raspberry Pi And Pi Zero With A USB To TTL Serial Cable

When it comes to configuring a Raspberry Pi for the first time, there are a few options, many of which can be a pain. This includes configuration of a Raspberry Pi and the smaller Pi Zero. Previously I had written about using a Raspberry Pi as a headless unit, but in that tutorial there was an ethernet requirement. Recently I had written about connecting to a Pi Zero through a standard micro USB cable and SSH, which wasn’t difficult, but it required a few potentially time consuming steps.

Is there a better way to connect to and configure these Internet of Things (IoT) devices?

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a better way, but more of another option towards Raspberry Pi configuration. You can actually connect to the Raspberry Pi and Pi Zero through the available GPIO pins with a USB to TTL serial cable. We’re going to see how to do that.

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Install Android, Cordova, And Ionic Framework In Ubuntu

After recognizing that I develop almost entirely on Ubuntu Linux, a subscriber of mine asked me how to properly set up an Ubuntu machine for Ionic Framework Android development. Now there are a ton of options to handle this task, but not many bare bones solutions. Most solutions on the internet explain how to use an IDE, or fail to elaborate a complete installation.

If you’re not interested in learning how to accomplish the task of installing NPM, Android, Apache Cordova, and Ionic Framework, you can just download a convenient shell script that I made. If you want to know how this shell script works and would like to get the most out of it, continue reading the article.

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